For the last seven years, since I joined Fast Search & Transfer in 2005, search technology has been my core interest and expertise. It has been a fun journey, bringing me from Melbourne to San Francisco, via Amman and Paris. But just as rewarding, is the journey from novice to expert – from seeing search as “black box” magic, to presenting search technology at conferences like TechEd and The SharePoint Conference.
But, there is a time for everything. And as Office 2013 is appearing, making search more accessible to everyone than ever before, I am leaving the stage. I was lucky enough to be offered a new position here at Microsoft, this time in the group named “Developer Platform Evangelism”. Here, I will be a Technical Evangelist, focusing on helping developers build great apps for Windows 8.
While I will still reply to the odd search question now and then, I look forward to engaging with a new community. Hopefully, I will also gain insights that I find worth sharing on this blog. And if you have any question related to Windows 8 apps, whether it’s how to get started, design discussions or how to get published in the Windows store – please reach out to me, and I will doing whatever I can to help you out.
Thanks for ride, and come join the next wave – Windows 8!
Have a great day everyone!