So what was it that the Developer and Platform Strategy team did again?


Simply put the team is interested in three core things:

 

  1. Helping customers to adopt our technology
  2. Building evidence to support the benefits available form our tools
  3. Driving up the satisfaction of the Developer and IT Professional audience

When I say Developers and IT Professionals I’m actually talking about a pretty wide group of individuals who have skills in these areas.  They can be found in amy places and in many role such as:

 

  • Architecture
  • System Design
  • Academic (Student and Faculty)
  • Independent Software Vendors
  • Internal IT/IS departments
  • System Integrators

Many of the events (e.g. TechEd, NZ Business Sessions) you see in the New Zealand marketplace and community programs (e.g. MSDN Connection, MSDN Flash) also come out of our team.

 

Anyway enough about me – I’ll try to get more interesting from this point on…

 

Comments (6)

  1. Nigel Parker says:

    Really I thought the word you were looking for was *Evangelism* 🙂

  2. SMcBreen says:

    True, the official corporate name is ‘Developer and Platform Evangelism’ – however when I told my family I was returning the NZ to be an ‘Evangelist’ I got a surprising reaction… So I prefer to call it a slightly different name in the ANZ market 😉

  3. I’ve been at Microsoft 3 weeks now and my new role is really kicking into gear. I have been on the road…

  4. I’ve been at Microsoft 3 weeks now and my new role is really kicking into gear. I have been on the road…

  5. Welcome to my new blog!

    I’ve been at Microsoft 3 weeks now and my new role is really kicking into gear….

  6. Nigel Parker has joint my team ( Developer and Platform Strategy ) as the Auckland based Developer Advisor.