It has been quite a while since my last post to my blog. For the past several months, I had been working on an internal project with Microsoft that has kept me very busy. That said, the past month has also proved to be very interesting for me. I decided to move back to sunny Charleston, South Carolina. My management has been very supportive in this decision. I am currently working from my home in Ladson, South Carolina. For those of you familiar with the area, you might recognize this as being right next door to North Charleston, South Carolina -- the 7th most dangerous city in the country according to FBI crime statistics. You might also recognize this as being very close to the data center that Google is building in Moncks Corner, SC. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if Microsoft is going to build a competing data center down here. The mere presence of a Microsoft employee down here seems to stir many rumors. Let me put those rumors to rest. I am here on my own and as far as I know, Microsoft has no plans to build anything here. Had Microsoft not allowed me to work from here, I would no longer be working for Microsoft.
Having addressed that issue, I'm excited to announce that I'll finally be back to developing content for IIS.NET and for our fantasitc IIS community. I will also be trying to attend the .NET user groups on the east coast to talk about IIS 7 both for Developers and the IT Pro audience. I'll be contacting the immediate .NET groups in South Carolina and Charlotte to announce my presence and availability as a speaker. If you run a user group outside this area and would like presentation on IIS 7, please feel free to contact me and I'll see what can be arranged.
What I will be doing down here in Charleston is not completely set in stone. While I do intend to be creating some great samples, and related articles/webcasts, I will also be involved with some other community and content-related projects. So wht kind of samples, articles and webcasts will I be doing? We have some ideas, but I'd like to get some ideas from the community in general. What pain-points are you having? What kind of samples would you like to see? Are there integration issues your company is strugling with? Are you not sure where to begin and what roadmap you should be taking to learning the ins-and-outs of IIS 7? Please speak up and let me know where I can help you. While I cannot promise I have all the answers, I will do my best to get you the answers you need and perhaps some awesome samples to go with it.
Thanks for listening, and thanks in advance for your ideas!