Well, it has been a couple of years since I last posted on this blog and there were a couple of reasons to why such a long absence. First, I was completing my Undergraduate degree in Business Administration and secondly I was promoted into a leadership position within my company. Both of these milestones have taken a lot of time away from being able to blog about technology.
Sometimes it takes a spark to reignite a passion and this year while attending the 2017 Ignite conference in Orlando I sat in as session about how to become an MVP and one of the speakers talked about writting for a blog. Now I don’t have any illusions that I have what it takes to become an MVP, but I do like to write and I feel I do have something unique to say. One of the most relevant points made in the session was from Tony Redmond, an Exchange MVP which I have great respect for. I was a little late to the session, but his first comment I heard was towards those bloggers who regurgitate information and never write something that is their own, this is not path that will make you stand out among other bloggers and would most likely make you the target if shame and ridicule. He also talked about finding your own voice and trying to discover a different take on the topic you are trying to present. If the MVP was a religious organization, then for Exchange admins Tony would be our Pope so it would be useful to heed is wise words.
I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can during this week and hopefully return to work with a new perspective and a new dedication to writing relevant information here. It may not be about detailed Exchange technical information, I feel that as a manager I don’t have the opportunity to get my hands dirty anymore. What I can provide you all is a perspective of enterprise leadership as we drive Office 365 adoption and training, develop business drivers for product acquisition and continue to invest in Microsoft services. I look forward to sharing with you all. ~Mike