I'm often asked either when I became involved with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies or what single event resulted in my evangelism and subsequent work with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, so here we go:

I was attending a meeting in June of 2000, at the time, just having joined Compaq Computer Corporation's Enterprise Solutions and Services division when I listened to Michael Capellas, then CEO, envision Compaq as "guided by a single, focused vision: Everything to the Internet", (I still have my laminated card, fitted for a badge holder, with those words emblazoned).  Some time thereafter I came across Microsoft SharePoint Team Services (yes, STS) and immediately realized the benefit of an online, extensible, collaborative platform and the rest is history...