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A 4-post collection

Level up!

It's time for that new chapter! This July, the Matskas family will be moving to Seattle, WA, where I'll be taking on my new role at Microsoft as the new Product Marketing Manager for Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin, Visual Studio for Mac and game dev tooling (Unity et al). After 2 years, 4 months and 22 days (who's counting?) as a Premier Field Engineer in the UK, I'm really excited as I transition to my new role. My PFE days The PFE role has been an amazing ride, don't get me wrong! It's given me the platform to learn …[read more]

Joining Microsoft - a new beginning

If the title isn't clear enough, then let me clarify. On March 7th, I'll be joining Microsoft as a Senior Premier Field Engineer on the Azure team! The news couldn't be more exciting, exhilarating and scary at the same time. But let's rewind a little bit. A bit of history I've been working as a software developer for over 12 years. During these years, I was in a permanent role for 7 of them, before becoming a contractor/consultant/one-man band. The first part of my career was all about building my knowledge and experience. I've worked with some really …[read more]

TechEd 2014 Europe Keynote Recap - What is new?

Are you following the announcements at TechEd 2014? Unfortunately I have been unable to attend in person this year due to a new family member, but I'm still following and watching the sessions at TechEd live thanks to Channel9. Tuesday (Oct 28 2014) was the first day of the conference, so things kicked off with the Keynote. The keynote recording is already available over on Channel9. However, if you don't want to sit through 3 hours of talking, here is a quick recap of the major announcements: Windows 10 New features in Windows 10 were announced for standard users, power-users …[read more]

My thoughts on TechEd 2014 announcements

Are you following this? Are you watching the videos? I think Channel9, the official Microsoft media outlet, died from overwhelming demand. The cynics may say that this is because of technical issues, however, I say that this is due to a highly demanding audience :). If you have been unable to watch the live stream, rest assured that all recordings will be available online soon (usually withing 48hrs). It's only been a month since the //Build event where Microsoft announced a host of new features, open sourced their new Roslyn compiler, and brought the mobile, desktop and gaming platforms together under …[read more]