Achievement Unlocked: Microsoft Employee

19 January, 2016 (14:43) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

After almost 9 years of consulting around SQL Server and other Microsoft Data Platform technologies, I have joined Microsoft. Today was my first day as a Cloud Solution Architect – Data Platform. Basically, I will be helping Microsoft customers by designing data solutions using Azure (both pure cloud and hybrid). My role is in Minneapolis, so I won’t be moving. There will be a little bit of travel here and there as I have onsite meetings with customers.

I will need to learn a LOT more about Azure than I currently know. That is a large part of what made this opportunity so attractive. My content here will start having more of an Azure bent to it as I dig deeper into it. There will still be some Power BI here and there as well.

I am incredibly excited about this new direction. Microsoft has really been doing such exciting work and I am proud that I will get to be a part of it.


Comment from Matt
Time January 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Congratulations! How did you hook up with the new job?

Comment from Sandeep Gudipally
Time January 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Congratulations Mark…

There is akways somethjng new to learn and we Will be educating parallelly with you from your posts…

Keep going..

Comment from Nikki
Time January 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Congratulations Mark!!!!

Comment from Mark V
Time January 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Thanks, everyone! Really excited!

Comment from Donald Parish
Time January 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Congratulations! Nice see see another blogger make the move to Microsoft.

Comment from Amanda Crisp
Time April 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Holy cow!
Congrats. Works great for me, personally, since my company might be needing expertise in that area!
Congrats, Mark. :)

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