As many of you know I left Microsoft to pursue other adventures when I did my first gig with Rakuten in the fall of 2013. The plan was, according to the managers I spoke with, for me to return to Microsoft when I got back from Japan.
That obviously did not happen.
I will not go into any detail about what or why or when… but the last three years have been interesting… while I retained my MCT credentials and continued working with Microsoft technologies, my affiliation with the organization became strained. I was pretty sure that my days of working with them were behind me.
There is a quote from a novel from one of my favourite authors: The present is like the past and the past is the present, heya? The last word might give away that the book was Noble House by the late, great James Clavell. And so it is that after several months of discussions and background checks and much more, this morning I walked back into the offices of Microsoft Canada to pick up my new badge. I am a vendor this time around, as opposed to a business guest which is what I was previously. What does that mean? I guess it doesn’t matter. I’m back.
While my role will not be community focused as it once was, I will nevertheless be blogging about technologies that I use and work with.
Thanks to all of you who were concerned and interested… and no, I assure you I will not be drinking or serving any Kool-Aid this time around!