#WindowsAzure 2013 & @Brisebois

December 28, 2013 — Leave a comment

get your head in the clouds To say that 2013 was a good year would be an understatement!

This year I wrote quite a few blog posts. Your enthusiasm, support and feedback have made this blog a great resource for everyone (myself included). Visits have gone from barely 700 a month to a staggering 12,000 visits a month!

In February I joined the Canadian Windows Azure Community Experts, in July I became a Windows Azure MVP, in August I created the Montréal Windows Azure Community and I became a Windows Azure Insider. As if that wasn’t enough, Microsoft totally surprised me by putting together an awesome Global MVP Summit in November! The event was inspiring, setting the tone for another exciting year for Windows Azure developers.

It’s been a busy year! In September, with the help of Guy Barrette, I tried to summarize everything that happened in Windows Azure over the summer and we nearly ran out of time.

The Windows Azure teams are now releasing updates and features every 3 weeks… Consequently, Windows Azure is evolving at such a rapid pace, that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. That’s why I created a series of daily blog posts which try to capture your (community) interests in and around Windows Azure for a given day. I try to keep these short, but by all means please send in your suggestions. I personally use these posts to stay informed about everything Azure.

By now you might think that it’s impossible to keep this kind of cadence going, but I honestly think that the next 6 months are going to be interesting. I’m working on projects that allow me to push new aspects of Windows Azure and I will definitely try to share my lessons learned through blog posts about my adventures.

In 2013 I went from being a consumer to producing my own content. Along the way I was fortunate to meet a number of inspiring folks who keep me on my toes by questioning and by providing invaluable feedback. They work hard to make Windows Azure and Cloud technologies better for all of us.

Happy New Year, I wish you and your loved one’s all the best. Together, anything is possible.

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