Last year I was asked to participate in the Canadian launch tour for Microsoft Office 365. At first I was hesitant, but I am really glad that I did. I got to meet and speak to a lot of interesting people across the country who do not usually come out to my sessions on Windows Server, Virtualization, and System Center 2012.
After my presentation and demos in Toronto my friend and local (well… Guelph) SMB-guru Sharon Bennett came to speak to me in the Microsoft booth, and told me that she was surprised by a lot of the features I was able to demonstrate with the new software and SAAS (Software As A Service) offerings from Microsoft. We had a good discussion during which she confided that she had been a loyal GMail user for years, but based on my demos she was going to try out Office 365.
Like most of you, I get a lot of ‘interesting’ titles in my Inbox, although my spam filter does a great job of keeping most of them out of sight. So when I saw one this morning with the title ‘50 Shades of Grey’ I was surprised. When I saw that Sharon’s name was attached to it I decided to investigate… and sure enough, it was a legitimate article from my favorite SMB Blogger 🙂
E-Mail Affairs: My Version of ‘”50 Shades of Grey” is a very interesting read about a relationship that many of us have – this almost sordid affair with our e-mail provider; how we are expected to be fiercely loyal, but how when we veer from that path it can be exciting and such. As with real-life affairs it can even lead to an eventual break-up.
I am always happy to read Sharon’s writings, and hope one day to be able to attend one of her sessions. If you are interested in SMB IT from a fresh and fun perspective I suggest you give her a read!