Well it's been a while and I'm finally back from testing SCRM and have just accepted/started in a new role as the SMS Performance and Manageability Program Manager.
What does this mean, it means I now manage the product development of :
- The performance/scale and stress-ability of all aspects of the SMS product.
- The managability of the SMS Product ( the key deliverable of this being the SMS Management Pack).
This is a whole new world for me, but will allow me to focus on designing and improving the product in the areas for which I'm passionate about. So if you have any ideas on how we can improve the next version of th eproduct in these areas, drop me a line.
It will also allow me to focus sometime to contribute more to this blog. I know, I know i've been a real slacker in the last 6-8 months. My only excuse is that SCRM has taken a good deal of my time, that I haven't been able to focus on anything related to SMS.
This career change also leads me into informing you of a Test position within the SMS Product Group. In fact it is one I have intimate knowledge of. Namely as a Scale and Performance tester for SMS.
If you want to help improve the scalability and performance of the SMS product, have the chance to shape the next release of the SMS product and play with really nice hardware this is the position for you. You will also have an unique position within the product group to test all aspects/features of the product.
You will be responsible for finding and isolating performance/scalability bottlenecks in the product, and driving for and verifying fixes for the ones that block us from meeting the product goals.
Here's the offical job posting: http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=fa446350-7aef-4939-bc84-dde9d052eb60
Well that's all for now, i'd better go off and work out what this PM thing is all about 🙂