A few words about me
My name is Eric and I am a Virgo :-)
More importantly, as of June 2008 I am an Application Architect in Microsoft UK that has spent the last 12 years working with UK ISVs to help them explore and adopt the latest development technologies. On July 1st I switch teams to join Mike and Mike in the community team and replace working with a whiteboard (and Excel) with working with Visual Studio (again!). I can't wait!
For the last 4 years I have blogged about "ISV stuff" (from code to licensing) but in my new role I will be spending far more time in Visual Studio cutting code and navigating through the new capabilities found in the .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5 - which means a lot more posts containing code and a lot less about licensing. Phew! I plan to do most of my work in Visual Basic .NET rather than C# which should help us create a better balance in the work our team delivers to help UK developers.
http://blogs.msdn.com/ericnel will remain my main blog and if you are a Visual Basic developer you should start to see it containing plenty of relevant posts.
For completeness, my brief history is:
- 1986 Software Development on weird stuff using C, Fortran and BASIC :-)
- 1989 Software Development on Unix and VAX using Assembly, 3GLs, 4GLs and plenty of RDBMS
- 1995 Software Development on Unix and Windows - adding SQL Windows, Powerbuilder, various strange multi platform 4GLs and a little Visual Basic and Access
- 1996 Joined Microsoft for 2 years :-)
- Advising Independent Software Vendors on development with the latest (beta) technologies from Microsoft
- Visual Basic 6, MTS, ASP, COM+, MSMQ
- .NET Framework 1.0 through to 3.5 using C#
- SQL Server 7.0 through to SQL Server 2005
- 2008 Still at Microsoft :-)