First week at the new job

This week I started a new job at Microsoft – I’ve moved from Developer and Platform Evangelism to the Connected Systems Division. I’m now a program manager on the BizTalk Services team (http://biztalk.net). It was hard to leave DPE, but this seems like the right opportunity. For those that haven’t seen BizTalk.net, it’s an incubation…

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What’s a Cybertopian?

If you do a web search on the term, you may find definitions that are less than flattering. That was certainly not my intention when naming this blog. I got the term from an interesting book I read a while back titled “Electric Dreams” (by Ted Friedman). If you like thinking about how computers fit…

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On a personal note

I’m not one to make this blog a place for personal posts, but I have to make an exception today. Matt Winkler and I have been in Australia and New Zealand for their respective TechEd conferences. All in all it has been a productive trip. Yesterday we had some personal time, so Matt and I decided to…

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Hello World

Hi. My name is Justin Smith – I joined Microsoft last week as a Technical Evangelist. My office is in building 18 on the Redmond campus. As shown in this post, I swallowed the red pill. For the forseeable future, my focus is to help drive the adoption of WCF and and the WCF-related parts of Orcas. Prior to joining…

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