What's up with Allen

I can't believe it's been a year without blogging.  That's got to change... starting today.

If you've read my blog in the past you know that I moved to Hawai'i in May of 2007.  While still with Microsoft I helped to get a small office opened up in Honolulu, HI.  We're working on tools that ship with VS Team System Architecture Edition.  I wish I could talk about the details, but the handlers around here are keeping it all under wraps until PDC2008.  I wish I was going this year, but alas the travel schedule was a little too packed.  But I'm still quite happy to know that the features me and my team have been working on will be discussed, demo'd and there is a session one can attend to see how VS Team Architect is shaping up for the future.  As that gets closer I'll blog more.

On a personal note...

In the last year I've not cut my hair.  If you know me you know that I've worn a flat-top haircut for years and so most people that see me for the first time are quite shocked at hair that is down past my shoulders.  In the last year I've also gotten to enjoy one of the most beautiful places on the planet and tried my hand at surfing and the ukelele.  Surfing could use some work, but playing the ukelele is coming along great.  My most recent personal project is learning to sail.  Lessons last Sat and this on Puget Sound.

I'm in Redmond this week along with the rest of the office from Hawaii.  We're doing some product planning with the larger team and also attending the company meeting on Thu. 

I'm going to try to come by the VSIP annual conference here on Microsoft's campus if I can make it.

Stay tuned...

Please stay tuned for more great things as we lift the covers, somewhat, off the next release of Visual Studio and other platforms/technologies from Microsoft.