A small bunch of Microsoftees tucked away in a tiny part of the land of OZ will sorely miss one of their finest sources of inspiration – Mr Pat Helland. Having the privelige to hear Pat on several occasions, in particular the ‘metropolis’ thinking has caused me to change the way I look at my job here at Microsoft. Other members of our small team like Kirk and Andy are wrestling hard with big issues around communicating the value of the Microsoft platform and how SOA will cause things to evolve.
From my (infrastructure architect) point of view, I hope we can all continue to learn from Pat’s example, from his past work and excellent communication skills to his current move which will do much to sharpen the edge of the tools with which we can change the world.
Go Pat – good on ya mate!
Mike Seyfang & the Aussies who care about the platform.