Finally... a blahhg.

Blog?  Blaahhg?  Blawg?  Balongna?

Exciting, eh?  I write stuff here.  You read it.  And somehow you're enriched by this experience. least I hope so.

Quick word of introduction here might be in order, I guess.  As you see, my name is Kevin Remde, and I'm a Microsoft employee of just over a year now.  My role is one of "IT Pro Evangelist", working to bring the good news of great Microsoft Information Technologies to the masses of tired, overworked and under-appreciated IT folks. 

I was one myself once.  It seems like only yesterday I was "the man"... the one whom was emailed (or called, if the problem WAS email) when there was something wrong.  Day or night... anytime.  I was in charge of a great bunch of IT workers.  I was their manager, friend, and a fellow worker myself, who never took the full-time manager role, but prefered to roll my sleeves up and do the tough technical stuff myself.  (Probably really wasn't that good a manager in that regard.  Delegation wasn't something I was good at, admittedly.)

So now after being relieved of that role (and believe me, it WAS a relief!  More than I thought possible at the time.) I'm enjoying thoroughly being able to travel and see hundreds of people like me; IT Pros with burdens of responsibility and full of questions... and I LOVE being the one with answers for them!  And not only do I do live TechNet Briefings, but I'm a big fan of doing webcasts as well. 

So... I hope this was a sufficient introduction.  I need to get some sleep.  Gonna finish up an expense report, and then finish packing for my trip to Illinois this week.  Maybe I'll see you in Springfield (actually Decatur) on Tuesday or Chicago (actually Chicago) on Thursday.