I’m changing roles here at Microsoft. I’ll be a Technical Solutions Professional – a fancy term that means I’ll be working in the “field”, directly with you, the customer. I’ll be working to find out what customers are working on long term, and to help them develop a solution for their business needs based on SQL Server technology. This means I’ll focus on the whole product, rather than just Manageability as I have been for the last year and a half.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working as part of the team that develops the software, and I’m equally thrilled to be transition to a team where we use it every day. As I’ve mentioned before, I still consider myself a data professional – I volunteer as a DBA, and still use the product daily, teaching a college class at night and writing weekly on DBA topics. In this new role, that kind of work will be more of what I do, rather than a side-task.
I’ll keep blogging every day, talking about what I learn and posting answers to common business / technology problems. I won’t be able to comment directly on customer engagements, of course, but as I learn new ways to fix problems using SQL Server (and fix problems in SQL Server!) I’ll blog that here. So stay tuned!