I meant to post this a few days ago, but I just passed my one-year anniversary on the Lync (formerly Office Communicator) team. I enjoyed my time in the engineering excellence team at Microsoft, but I didn’t realize how much I missed being part of a software team until, well – a year or so ago. I’m having a great time and can’t believe what great people and technologies I get to work with.
If you don’t know what Lync is, it’s a communications and collaboration platform (IM, Voip, desktop / application sharing, etc.). Here are some videos you can check out if you want to more info (warning – they may be a *little* cheesy)
We’re in the early stages of our next release now – it’s the first time I’ve been part of this process for over eight years (that’s half of my career at Microsoft). Although many things are the same, it’s also fun to have a different set of ideas to try and experiment with as we get ready to build the next generation of a fantastic unified communications platform.