Departing from the usual scripting today's post is a reflection on 2012 and a look ahead at goals for 2013. The overall theme today is the Heroes To Mentors vision we have embraced within Microsoft PFE.
Brian Jackett is a coworker and friend of mine (pictured far left above) who specializes in SharePoint and PowerShell. He has been very active in the SharePoint community coordinating and speaking at events. He's a great PFE, and I'm sure you would enjoy having him come to your company to help with your SharePoint or teach a workshop. Check out his blog here.
Brian "called me out" in his blog post this month. Each year he blogs about his goals for the year and encourages colleagues to do the same. This time Josh and I drew the short straw. (grin) Thanks, Brian. Really, this is a good thing to do, and I encourage everyone to do the same. I've done this in some form or fashion over the last few years, and it has always been a rewarding experience.
Last autumn I celebrated two years of blogging on TechNet, and I have continued to meet my goal of one solid post monthly. Many of you have either commented or contacted me through the blog, and I enjoy that dialog. Keep it coming. Here are my top five posts of all time based on traffic:
In 2012 I also had the privilege of meeting many of you in person either on site as a Premier customer, at a conference, or at a user group event. It has been fun sharing Active Directory PowerShell and new PowerShell v3 features with you in person:
Thanks to your visits my blog has consistently ranked in the top 10% of TechNet blog traffic for the last year. Thank you for your support and feedback. This blog is all about helping folks with practical needs. Let me know if there are topics you would like me to cover here.
I should also thank all of you who have Tweeted my blog posts. It is encouraging, and I appreciate your help spreading the good news of PowerShell for Active Directory.
This is an exciting time in IT and especially at Microsoft. I am really enjoying our new releases: Windows Phone 8, Surface, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell v3. I look forward to what our customer can accomplish with these new tools both personally and professionally. Let me know how I can help. Consider yourself "called out".
If you would like to have me or another Microsoft PFE visit your company and assist with the ideas presented in this blog post, then contact your Microsoft Premier Technical Account Manager (TAM) for booking information.
For more information about becoming a Microsoft Premier customer email PremSale@microsoft.com. Tell them GoateePFE sent you.