Last night, the Seattle area was hit by a fairly exciting windstorm. The 520 bridge (which is one of the two bridges that cross Lake Washington, connecting the east-side, where Redmond is, with Seattle) is still closed, and much of the region is without power. Redmond was hit particularly hard by the power fairy, and the Microsoft campus is effectively closed. My power only just came on here at home; I don't think I've ever experienced a week-day with as little incoming email, or as few people available via instant messenger.
Having few people in the office is a trend that is going to continue over the next few weeks, as we hit the full swing of the holiday season. For this reason, we've decided to take a break from daily blogging here on the CRM Team blog. We'll get back to posting every day in the second week of January.
We won't be entirely silent though. There are one or two things that may occur in the next week or so that we will want to draw your attention to, so we'll be sure to post about them then.
This holiday period will also be a bit of a transition time for the blog and for me personally. After almost 5 years working on CRM (since before we shipped v1.0), I'm leaving the team. I'm also leaving the US, and will begin work with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team in Copenhagen in January. It's tough to leave this team - the people are wonderful, and I strongly believe in the product, and the "Power of Choice" goals that we're working towards. I want to say thank you and good-bye to all of you with whom I've had a chance to work over the years. It's been fun!
Phil Richardson (who you will know from his own blog and some of the great posts he's written here) has agreed to take over BlogFather duties, and will work with Jim Glass to keep things interesting and useful here at the CRM Team blog.
Have a happy and safe holiday season, and I hope you'll be back here in the New Year,