Can you believe that I have not tended to my blog for nearly 8 months? 

Wait.

Don't answer that!

Why?

Well, it is pretty easy to tell that by noticing that my last post was in March.

Moving on.

As I mentioned back in...er..January, I've been over in the Exchange Product Management team for the whole of 2008.  It's been a great time, and I've learned a ton about product planning.

Yup.

I've been spending 2008 helping drive the next releases of Exchange.  While I can't go into details about what's to come (at least not yet), it's a really exciting time for this space.

Heck, we just took the "beta" wrapping off Exchange Online on Monday, and we've been having a great time helping students benefit from Exchange-powered e-mail through our Live@EDU efforts.

All the while, I spent a good deal of time on the road meeting with customers across the U.S., and the world (including Germany, China, and Japan), seeking to learn more about how IT Pros are using Exchange and what they think of ideas we have for the future.  What a blast that has been.

So, what happened to the blog?

Two words: "My Bad".

It's been super (FYI:"super" is one of the most overused words/phrases/modifiers at Microsoft) busy doing all of this stuff. 

Nevertheless, I hope to get back on the bloggin' horse and fill you in on not just my past travels, but some other neat things.  For example, I've become quite the WinMo gadget freak over the year.  I plan on sharing some of my thoughts on that, and things not necessarily related to work.

Anyhow, time to go and have lunch with an old CA colleague of mine.  He, like me, moved on years back, but we're both doing our thing out here in the soggy PacWest:

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Stay tuned!

--hama