Well Frank did it so I thought I would as well. Welcome to the new financial year. For me it was a busy FY06 but I’m looking forward to what is planned for this year. So now I’m going to sit down and do my performance review which is out bi-annual process to check how we are doing against out agreed goals. And to help with that I thought a recap of FY06 would be in order. So what did I get up to this last financial year? Yes I’m a bit behind but who cares anyway!
I’m going to break mine down into categories.
There was lots of activity in the user group space with new Windows groups starting up in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. We also started up SharePoint groups in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. I presented various sessions at some of these groups including WSUS, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Vista. All out user groups meet monthly now and are growing more each day. Check out the TechNet site for details on a user group in your area.
We also engaged with competitive user groups like SAGE and the Novell User groups. I presented topics on Windows Server 2003 R2 and our interoperability stories.
I did lots and lots of presentations during the year on a wide range of technologies. These included: WSUS, Windows Server 2003 R2; Virtual Server 2005; Windows XP SP2; Windows Vista; Security and Internet Safety. Whew! A lot of topics for sure but going forward I’m focusing on Windows Vista and Office 2007.
Blog Posts: 155 Not quite up there with Frank but then again he is the Yoda of bloggingMachine Rebuilds: Seems like about a thousand but maybe not quite that much. I’ve installed OS’s on my work machines; my home machines and friends machines! I’ve installed Windows XP Media Centre Edition; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition; Windows Small Business Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 R2; Windows Vista Beta 2 (various builds); Windows Longhorn Server Beta 2 and many many applications!Frequent Flyer Points: Got lots during the year and burnt some as well.Renovations: Renovated my house during the year which I recommend nobody does with small children! Go over to my MSN Space for pictures!Golf: I always tried to find time for a round of golf. Handicap went from 6 to 9 but hey I changed the gold course I play at regularly and bought new clubs! Still getting used to both!
And above all enjoyed myself while I was doing it all!
So what’s up for FY07?
TechReady IIITeched 2006Security SeminarWindows Vista and Office 2007 LaunchExchange 2007Longhorn Server 2007Lots of new hardware releases – This one I’m looking forward to..
It was a busy year but then again its always like that at Microsoft..Here’s to more of it in FY07!