I’m back, in many ways. In fall last year I decided that 4 years in the US should be enough and so I moved back to Switzerland in December. At the same time, I decided to go back into the OCS / Lync space and join Unify2 â€“ a solution provider for Microsoft Lync â€“ to help them build their products and services. And last but not least, I’m trying (again) to write a little more frequently about stuff.
… the other day. It contained lots of material for me to read through and a form to fill in. But that’s not the reason why I’m typing this.
In order to still participate in certain elections and votes back in Switzerland, I have to register with the Swiss consulate in San Francisco. After doing so, they sent me a letter with additional info and forms. What I find most intriguing is that, even though they’re based in the US, they must have had their paper and envelopes shipped from Switzerland.
I decided to start with a new series of posts (oh well, I guess it’ll turn out later if it’s really going to be a series) of Here’s to … Xyz posts to praise (or slam; go figure it out!) stuff.
So here’s to changes. If someone told me a year ago where I would be in a year and what I would be doing, I would have smiled at them and thought something like ‘Yeah, whatever.’ But here I am: After almost 4 years in Microsoft’s Development Center in Zurich, Switzerland I decided to pursue new opportunities and to move to Redmond in the state of Washington, where I am now working as part of the Windows Services and Content team in the Windows client organization. Which gets me right to the point: Changes. For me this really was a big change and so far I think it was well worth it. I have to admit though, that I did underestimate the work and stress invovled in the relocation (and I’m not completely done yet). On the other hand, what I gained so far already is priceless. So maybe in a year from now, you should ask me what I think about this. And maybe I’ll still tell you the same thing. Changes can be a good thing, if you give it a try.
Microsoft has announced yesterday the release of Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) to manufacturing, Windows 7 will be available on October 22nd. And just to show you how much fun we have when we RTM a product, check out the Windows 7 RTM Sign-off video on YouTube …