It’s been a few weeks since my last post on the blog, and although I haven’t published any articles over the last few weeks, I thought I should check in and share what I’ve been up to.
First and foremost, I’m now into my second month at my new employer, ICM (formerly known as Servo), working in their Microsoft Practice as a Technical Architect. My new role is both design and implementation, working with the same kind of technology I write about on my blog, Exchange and Office 365; along with other technologies I specialise in including Active Directory and Virtualization.
Whilst it’s a bit of a change to go back to working for a reseller after spending a large chunk of my IT career managing a team of system administrators and large server infrastructure, I’m glad to have made the move back to the reseller side, which is after all where it all began for me over ten years ago. Over the last month or so it’s been refreshing to see a lot more of the UK and work with a variety of different customers on some very interesting projects.
So, that’s the first thing that’s been keeping me busy. Second up is something I’ve been keeping close to my chest for a while, but it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. Since July this year I’ve been quietly beavering away on my first book, iPhone with Exchange Server 2010 – Business Integration and Deployment.
The book’s being published by Packt publishing, the same technology publisher behind Mike Pfeiffer’s Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook, and is scheduled for release in a couple of months time. Before then, Packt are planning an early release through their RAW program. RAW allows early access to new books from the publisher, along with a final copy once the editorial process is complete. As you might expect, when it’s available for pre-order I’ll be making sure it’s publicised here.
And finally, the blog! Well, don’t worry – I have a few good blog posts up my sleeve coming this November, and once Exchange Server 2010 SP2 is released (approximately 4-6 weeks from now) you’ll be able to find out more about some of the new features, and how to use them right here.