My New Team

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I am working on an incredible team in Japan. They have been gracious in welcoming me to the team and patient during the time we learn to communicate better with each other through language and culture learning. Everyday that I have a chance to work side-by-side with them, I'm amazed…

First Two Months in Japan

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I just passed my first two months in Japan. I'm now on a business trip back to the US and reconnecting with a lot of people who are, of course, asking me "How is it going?" It's a bit hard to answer because so many things are still just new…

Open Source Software and Microsoft Azure

Today I had the opportunity to speak at the Open Source Conference in Hokkaido. It was a great conference with a lot of developers and IT Pros who are passionate about using and contributing to Open Source Software. I'll post more highlights from the conference later, but below are my…

de:code Day Two

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Day 2 of de:code brought another set of great sessions. I am truely impressed with the evangelists in Microsoft Japan. The quality of their presentations was very high. I've met many evangelists around the world, and the evangelists in Japan are among the best. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines…

de:code Day One

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Energy. Emotion. Expertise. Those are three words that come to mind as I think about day one of the de:code developer event in Japan. What an AMAZING day it was to enjoy the keynotes and technical content from my new peers in Microsoft Japan. The overall event production was…

Moving to Japan

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We are right now in the exciting and overwhelming process of moving our family from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan. A few months ago, Katsura Ito who leads Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) at Microsoft in Japan reached out to see if I would be interested in joining her team…