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Stephen IbarakiIndustry AnalystFCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, DFNPA, CNP, FGITCA, MVP
Some of you may remember Ilya in the 90s’ before he went to Redmond when he worked for MCS and when he made presentations across Canada as a Senior Systems Engineer and Senior Technology Specialist. He was always engaging and easy to follow providing useful pointers for IT Pros. As a result, anytime he was in Vancouver, I would make sure I caught his sessions. When he was promoted to Redmond, I followed-up with several interviews with Ilya including where he describes some of his early days in Canada, his work in Redmond , and the current SQL, VS, and Biztalk launch. I find Ilya’s a great resource in providing useful insights about the latest Microsoft products. In this podcast, he describes current customers benefiting from using the newest product releases [SQL Server, VS, Biztalk], and then peers into his crystal ball for a look at future trends. He also provides commentary on Live Windows, Office Live, and questions surrounding software-as-a-service. Sometimes, analysts are a little too far ahead of curve in their prognostications and we talk about this fact. Something I didn’t know about until this interview was the upcoming MIX06 conference where Microsoft discusses all the latest web technologies. I always have a fun question section in a podcast. In this case, Ilya provides some useful information that I actually follow to increase my productivity.Here is the direct link to the podcast interview and to an interview page containing both a link to the interview and a "time index (mm:ss): topics list". This way you can jump to sections of interest to you. Send me an e-mail if you have questions for Ilya or better yet comment here in this forum. Thank you,Stephen Ibaraki