I was a bit surprised last week when Jeff Sandquist walked into my office to chat about some ideas he had. We'd chatted briefly a little while ago when I dropped by his office and introduced myself, but I was still a little surprised that he dropped in. The topic for his visit was essentially the same as the one I had visited him about: not everyone is a developer. What other IT folks should Channel9 interview?
Jeff came to me, because I'm the first (of hopefully a few) IT Pro Evangelists working here at corp. Given my background is in infrastructure architecture and deployment, he thought I might have some contacts we should interview.
As it turns out, Microsoft has a pretty robust IT infrastructure. We have all the same SLA's that IT shops around the world do around server uptime and mail delivery and security patching and spam filtering and all the rest - and we do it on beta software. The folks that are doing that for us are some really bright, hard working people, and you should get the opportunity to hear their story, so we're going to start pulling them out of their data centers and NOC's and put them in front of a Channel9 camera.
And I guess I'll be the guy behind that camera.
My question for you is this: What aspect of Microsoft's IT would you most want to hear about? Is it our Exchange deployment? AD design? IPSEC? GPO? SMS? MOM? How about SharePoint?
I'd like to get to all of them eventually, but I want to get the content out there that you want to see first.
Leave me a comment and let me know what secrets of MS IT you want me to uncover, and I'll go digging.