Looking back at 2010 it is amazing everything that happened. It really was a whirlwind year that brought a lot of change to me both personally and professionally. A year ago today I received my first MVP award for SharePoint Server which was a pleasant surprise.
At the time I was working for an organization I really liked, but in a position that just was not a good fit so last spring I decided to jump back into consulting and took a staff position with Intellinet. Matt Ranlett was kind enough to recruit me there and while he promptly exited, I’m still eternally grateful to him for the referral. With Intellinet I found a position well suited to both my personal and professional goals; it was a really good year from that standpoint! I definitely appreciate the support from my team as well as the senior leadership team.
This year was incredibly busy with the launch of the 2010 wave of products from Microsoft. I had the opportunity to speak at a number of launch events covering not only SharePoint but also Office and Exchange. This year I really took my presenting schedule to the next level delivering around 20 sessions. Some went over better than others, but overall I had a blast and got to meet and hang out with some great people on the SharePoint Saturday circuit.
My work with the Triangle SharePoint User Group was limited at times as I was MIA on the road, but thanks to Josh Carlisle and Michael Lotter the group continues to grow and attract high quality speakers.
I think that 2011 is already shaping up to be a good year with good projects lined up and a number of events scheduled. I kick off my event schedule next weekend at SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach, details coming shortly.
Happy New Year everyone; may 2011 bring you health and happiness!