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Kevin has a new role

Kevin has a new role

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Today is my last day as a Microsoft Dedicated Premier Field Engineer.  I have been supporting our enterprise customers as a PFE (Dedicated) for the last 5 years.  This role has enabled me to see some of the largest and more complex OpsMgr 2007 deployments out there.  It is a unique role, where I was exposed to many facets of SCOM… it really enabled this blog to provide the material over the last few years.

I will be starting Monday as a Data Center TSP (Technical Solution Professional), which is a fancy way of saying Technical Sales.  I will now be covering the Microsoft System Center suite of products.  SCCM, SCOM, Opalis/Orchestrator, DPM, and Avicode.


I will still be blogging on a regular basis…… but I anticipate the nature of this blog will change.  I will be covering a lot broader range of products, instead of focusing only on OpsMgr.  I also imagine that things will get more deployment and design focused, probably not as rich with “early to market” issues and challenges like I have seen in the past.


That said – PFE is hiring!  If you are interested in working for Microsoft – we have a LOT of open positions all over the US (including my vacant position) for almost all the Microsoft technologies.  Simply visit and search on “PFE”.  Many of the positions are non-location specific and you can work from almost anywhere!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly via the blog contact form.

  • This is a sad day for the community of OpsMgr user who have come to depend on a reliable source of valuable information.

  • I am joining Payne in the pain :) as your blog was no more a blog but a knowledge database with experimented and detailed cases, I was going to your blog before technet a lot of time knowing you did all before me...

    It is really a sad to loose a MVP (P as professional) of this stature.

    Good Luck in your new assignment


  • I too looked on your blog as a primary resource and will miss the depth of knowledge you bring to your walkthroughs and discussions of all things OpsMgr.

    Best of luck in your new role,


  • Really this is sad news for all OpsMgr users.

    Wish You all the best for your new role Kevin.

  • Sad to know that. Your blog is being a reliable OpsMgr knowledge databases in my daily work and helped me a lot to sort out a wide range of SCOM issues.

    Wish you have a brilliant future in our new role Kevin.

  • Good luck with your new challenge!

    I`m waiting foward the new topics from your blog!

  • Good luck with your new role, great win for systemcenter suite

  • Thank you for all your posts about SCOM.

    I hope you post more on SCCM now.

    Good luck in the new job

  • All the best in this new phase of your career, my friend. We'll be in touch anyway ;-)

  • Congrats Kevin,

    Thank you very much for the hard work you provided to us, and the detail documentation you delievered.   You will be surely missed here!!!  Kudos to the new promotion!

  • Thx for all the wonderfull posts & all the best for the new role..

  • This is sad. Very sad. I still be visiting your blog but it looks like.... Chicago Bulls without Jordan now :)

  • Good luck with the new role. But I hope there is someone in Premier Support that can fill your shoes.

  • Bummer for the Community since your blog is simply the best out there. Has helped on numerous occasions. But a good day for you since you're moving up the ladder. Congratulations for that Kevin. Hopefully we stay in contact.



  • Congrats, Kevin!  Good luck in the new position. I know you'll do great.

    Looking forward to the expanded topics.

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