So, a couple of weeks ago the blogosphere was abuzz with several posts about the SharePoint Community and Microsoft’s role in supporting the community including my post:
Some people disagreed with me, some agreed with me, and some REALLY agreed with me in private. And do you know what else happened? Chris Johnson (@LoungeFlyZ) Project Manager for SharePoint at Microsoft read the blog… and it got him thinking. He sent me a very cryptic message saying that he appreciated what I had to say and it got them thinking. Today Chris posted the following blog and let me know that my rambling blog post at least partially inspired the competition:
First of all, I’m completely honored and humbled that anything I write can spurn people to action and can benefit other people. Secondly, Microsoft rocks and I can’t thank you guys enough for supporting the community and giving some of us this opportunity to go to SPC. I must admit, back in my java days I thought that Microsoft was the evil empire bent on world domination, but after getting more involved with Microsoft’s technologies and seeing all that they do in the form of training, support, and events for the community I STILL believe they are bent on world domination… But you know what? This kool-aid tastes pretty good. Microsoft invests a LOT of time an money to support ALL of their various communities and I want a company like that to succeed and flourish and I’ll do what I can to support it as well…
So.. click on the link above and help send YOUR unsung hero to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California! I’ll be there and I hope to see you guys there as well!