Well my blog’s been a bit quite over the past month or so and I wanted to spend a minute considering this.
What does a quiet blog mean?
Well in my case, it is simply a reflection on a major change to my work life. I have completed a long term contract nearly two months ago and since then I have been absolutely flat out with work and work related travel. To give you an idea, here’s a snapshot of some of the things I’ve been up to in the past couple of months;
- Developed a VSTS course for an Australian government department and delivered it three times
- Increased my consulting commitment to a company based on the Gold Coast to help them refine their use of TFS and automate much of the build and deployment
- Commenced VSTS consulting engagements with three new clients in addition to my existing clients
- Attended the Sharepoint Conference in Sydney
- Signed on as the Australian Lead Technical Readiness Instructor in Windows Server 2008: Developer & Architect for Microsoft Australia
- Delivered a four day Windows Server 2008 Touchdown training event for developers in Sydney
- Delivered 8 x one day Windows Server 2008 “Chalk and Talk” session in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra & Perth
- I’ve also been a guest editor on TechTalkBlogs and I’ve been trying to make sure I contribute as regularly as I can.
So what’s coming up?
- I’ve got two VSTS Level 300 workshops to run in Brisbane (Sold out) and Sydney
- I’ve been selected as a speaker for TechEd Australia 2007 so I’ll be busy preparing for that
- I’m putting together a new event for the Microsoft Technical Readiness team on “Windows Server 2008 Developer Essentials” which I’ll initially deliver in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne in August/September
- I’m also in the early planning stages of a two day “Upgrading to Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team System and Team Foundation Server 2008″ course for the Microsoft Technical Readiness team.
As a final note, the blogs not the only thing I’m been neglecting over the past two months. My wife is definitely on my case to clean up around the home office too