The Great Exchange Blog Migration

Over the next few days, I’ll be adding a large number of posts (just over 250!!!) to the archives of this blog. For a number of congruent reasons, 3Sharp is closing down the Platform Services Group (which focused on Exchange, OCS, Windows Server, Windows Mobile, and DPM) and my last day will be this Friday, October 16 after over six and half years with them. With 3Sharp’s gracious permission and blessing, I’ll be duplicating all of the content I’ve posted on the 3Sharp blog server over to here. If you have a link or bookmark for my work blog or are following it via RSS, please take a moment to update your settings. Yes, that means there’s going to be more geeky technical Exchange stuff going forward, but hey, with a single blog to focus on, maybe I’ll be more prolific overall!

To head off some of the obvious questions:

  • This is not a horrible thing. 3Sharp and I are parting ways peacefully because it’s the right decision for all of us; they need to focus on SharePoint, and I’m so not a SharePoint person. They’ve done fantastic things for my career and I cherish my time with them, but part of being an adult is knowing when to move on. We’re all agreed that time has come.
  • I’m not quite sure where I’m going to end up yet. I’ve got a couple of irons in the fire and I have high hopes for them, but it’s not time to talk about them. I am going to have at least a week or two of time off, which is good; there are several projects at home in dire need of sustained attention (unburying my home office, for one; fixing a balky Exchange account for another).
  • I’m not going to be a complete shut-in. I’ve got a couple of appointments for the following week, including a Microsoft focus group and a presentation on PowerPoint for Treanna’s English class. I’m open to doing some short-term independent consulting or contracting work as well, so contact me if you know someone who needs some Exchange help.

Thank you to 3Sharp and the best damn co-workers I could ever hope to work with over the years – and a huge thank you to all of my readers, regardless of which blog you’ve been following. The last several years have been a wild ride, and I look forward to continuing the journey with many of you, even if I’m not sure yet where it will take me.

2 Responses to The Great Exchange Blog Migration

  1.  

    Wow. You constantly prove your high level of Exchange knowledge through many different forms – books, presentations, articles, interviews, certifications, documentation, and peer forums. No doubt you have your choice of where to go from here. Good luck wherever that takes you. Though personally, I think it is just mean to subject grade 7 kids to a PowerPoint presentation. :)

    William

  2. Thanks, William.

    As for the PowerPoint — what I’m trying to do is teach how NOT to do a PowerPoint presentation. They’re already getting regular assignments that require them to create PowerPoint decks, and the last one Treanna did was just awful until I couldn’t stand it anymore and stepped in to critique it.

    When I suggested the idea to the teacher, she was excited. No doubt she’s hoping that at least some of the kids will listen and make their presentations a little better. Won’t somebody think of the teachers?

     

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