Leaving Microsoft, Blog Moving to EricWhite.com

Due to personal obligations (moving away from Seattle) it is with sadness that I’m announcing that I’m leaving Microsoft.  My last day at Microsoft will be January 21.  This will be the last post on this blog.  I will be commencing to blog at EricWhite.com/blog.  Here is what I'm planning for the near future on my new blog:

  • This blog is inactive.
    New blog: EricWhite.com/blog

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    I want to explore some simple and powerful ways to build parameterized server-side document generation systems.  I’m envisioning a blog post series that will be fun to write.  The code that I’ll be releasing on my blog will be under a license similar to code published on my MSDN blog.  You can alter the code if necessary, and embed it in your projects as you wish.
  • I plan to explore the SharePoint server object model in detail, writing lots of code samples, as a way of filling in gaps in my knowledge.  I’ll be blogging those snippets.
  • I will be completing the blog post series on writing a recursive descent parser for SpreadsheetML formulas.
  • While the blog map that I maintain on this blog will be frozen, I’ll maintain a new blog map on ericwhite.com that encompasses content on this blog as well as my new blog.

I want to say thanks to all the folks with whom I’ve worked.  Microsoft is filled with brilliant, hardworking people, and it is an honor to have worked with you.  While here, I have had the chance to work on some of the coolest technology in the world: LINQ to XML, Open XML, Office, and SharePoint.  You guys rock!

Over the years, I have regularly talked with many of you (both inside and outside of Microsoft) about Open XML – explaining markup and suggesting approaches to the design of solutions.  I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned, so please continue to contact me with questions via email, or if you want to chat by phone, I’m happy to do so by appointment.  I also enjoy discussing Office or SharePoint development.  Contact me at eric at ericwhite.com.

Connect with me on LinkedIn, or follow me on twitter.

Eric White, software developer

Comments (8)

  1. Eber Irigoyen says:

    good luck in your new adventure, looking forward to more quality material from your new blog

  2. Otaku says:

    Eric, I was going to say you will be sorely missed in the Open XML space, but I now look forward to your new blog. You are doing a fantastic service to those using Open XML. Best of luck and please keep it up! (on a side note, I moved out of Seattle four months ago and am enjoying the -4F weather of Alaska compared to the 300 dreary days of gray and drizzle in Seattle).



  3. Thanks Otaku – I'm excited about doing some cool stuff with Open XML.  Looking forward to connecting on my new blog.


  4. Anders Borum says:

    Hi Eric,

    best wished and thanks for your time on this blog.

  5. Julien Chable says:

    What a sad news this morning. I wish you good luck in your new adventure and looking forward to read you from your brand new blog. Thanks for all your good work for the community.

    Good luck

  6. Raja says:

    This blog has always been a great source of invaluable information. Looking forward to seeing more such stuff on your new blog. I hope you see similar success in your next endeavor.

  7. Ankush says:

    It was really a great fun to work with you in Microsoft and look forward to your new blog. Your blog/inputs always helped me to learn something new on Open XML. I have also started learning SharePoint and my learning curve is going to be from desktop dev to web dev so enjoying the challenge!

    Good luck!!

  8. Hi Anders, Raja, Julien, Ankush, Thanks for the best wishes.  The next few months are filled with the mentioned blogging projects – I'm really looking forward to rolling up my sleaves and coding again.


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