Saturday 17 March 2007

Redmond, Here I Am

So things haven’t been so clear with Microsoft, and my relationship with Microsoft. Many readers are well aware that a few months ago I’d been offered a consultancy with them. Yet, I feel we are all sorts of not on track.

For that reason, I’m now here in Bellevue and on my way to Redmond first thing Monday morning to sort it all out.

Okay, so here’s the thing. I’ve got a contract to consult with Microsoft and do the best I can to represent standards and interoperability.

What would you like to see me do here?

  • Work for compatibility
  • Train internal Microsoft folks on standards
  • Travel around and evangelize standards and interop
  • Write and edit more materials about standards

Your answer is going to count big-time as I move forward. So shout it out, please. Let Microsoft know who they have and why, okay? I want to do right by interop and standards. I always have and probably always shall. So shout it out with me, okay? What do YOU want? How can I best serve our community whilst here?

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Posted by:   Molly | 23:41 | Comments (385)

Comments (385)

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    wheter you are free to represent standards and interoperability?

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