Thanks for checking out my blog. My name is Brian Pendergrass, and I’m at Microsoft (in Dallas now north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA) as a Senior Support Escalation Engineer (Sr SEE) on the SharePoint Search Team. As the name implies, we provide 3rd tier escalation support now as a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for SharePoint with focus in Enterprise Search (e.g. architecture/topology, troubleshooting, crawl, and content processing) across all versions of the product including Office365/SPOnline. . Before joining Microsoft in 2011, I worked with a talented team (in Pasadena) developing SharePoint solutions and led an effort to architect the roadmap/strategy for implementing SharePoint as the institutional ECM platform.
If you’re reading this, then hopefully I’ve helped you in the past (and not led you horribly astray), and you’re now reading other posts on this site as well. Much of what I plan to write in the coming blog posts will essentially be my personal notes, which will undoubtedly vary in scope, direction, and depth. In either case, I’m posting here to both share with and learn from you. Please feel free to [constructively] criticize, disagree, or make suggestions – it can only make this site better and will always be appreciated.
Disclaimer: ALL information in this blog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights. This blog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer. All content is solely my opinion and provided with a best effort to be based in reality. All examples, code samples, demonstrations, or anything resembling a “how-to” are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Inappropriate comments will be deleted at the authors discretion.
*By “All”, I’m hoping this blog generates an audience and is read by someone other than my wife…