New Role, New Blog
Last month, I changed roles in Microsoft, realizing a long-time ambition to join the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) organization working in a technology that I’m very passionate about. It is a distinct privilege to join such a talented group. In this role, I will be working with Commercial Software Vendors (CSV’s) who are building amazing applications on the Windows Azure Platform.
The innovation in cloud computing is enabling development of applications that previously has been very difficult, cost prohibitive, or impossible. It’s exciting to simply ponder the thought of how our industry has transformed and will continue to as a result of cloud computing. It’s even more exciting to be in the middle of it as it is happening.
Leading up to the start of my new role, I began thinking about how I want to contribute to the success of Windows Azure and the developer community. One obvious choice is to blog about it which I’ll do here. What will the theme of my blog be? I decided it will be about things I’m learning in cloud computing and Windows Azure. And since I come from a developer background, it will have developer influences (of course) with code samples when possible. This is my passion and that is what I will try to stick too.
I decided to title my blog Developer Learnings in Cloud Computing and Windows Azure. You would think with my last name being “Rainey” that I could come up with something clever. But, that’s not really my style.
First post coming shortly…