The year moved very quickly for me indeed. Many blog posts sit in draft; titled but not executed. Q3 became a blur of events, installs, upgrades and deals.
I always considered myself incredibly lucky to be in a pre-sales role and to be at Citrix. After all I have talked about being at the vendor that you have built your career on before and there I was. However, I began to become increasingly aware of my customers’ desire to move to the cloud and the exciting projects they were undertaking. At Citrix I was a small part of these as they looked to move workloads onto a cloud platform, be that PaaS, IaaS or SaaS.
Citrix has parts to play in all of this but I was keen to spend more time focused on these transformational investments. I was determined to learn and engage more directly. Therefore, when the opportunity to work at Microsoft presented itself I took it with both hands.
Like everything luck, in terms of timing, played a part; Microsoft were looking to expand their team just at the point I thought I had enough experience to apply for the position. If I’m honest I’ve not been through a more testing, challenging and enjoyable process. (If you don’t get anything out of being grilled and challenged, then you probably will not find it enjoyable)
So where to from here? My plan is to share my Azure journey this year on here and to walk through the tech steps I take on projects. Please note this will be very much my own experiences and there are a number of excellent blogs, tech sites and channels from Microsoft dedicated to technical tips and tricks, troubleshooting etc. that you can access. I will look to create a resources page that I use on my journey.
For now, over and out from XenCommder Wade and hello Commander Azure!