New business year, New blog location, Old, old memories

 *** Bye bye hello ***


At the start of my 6th year at Amastra, I thought that it was finally time to make the change from my trusty old blog, to my own hosted blog at Amastra. It feels strange making the move.

I started my blogging journey at Microsoft in 2004, and have had this blog as a back up knowledge base – just in case something changed there. I’ve been blogging for almost ten years.

July 2005 saw me talking about a variety of things. The release name for Longhorn, Windows Vista was been announced, i blogged about LCS (now called Lync by the way) and PIC connectivity and the availability of the .mobi domain. Was it really nine years ago?

July 2006, I talked about applying policies to Windows mobile devicesChecking for compliance and a step by step guide to Outlook Web Access.

In July 2007 I was excited about the VOIP feature in Office Communicator 2007 and VOIP and Skype (which now belongs to Microsoft!)  July 2008 had me talking about Office Communications Server (Now Lync) integrating with Lotus Notes. I also played with Round Table, the multi user video conferencing device

By July 2009 I was preparing to leave Microsoft. I presented my last ever session as an employee and ran my first 10k race.

July 2010 had me celebrating the start of my second year at Amastra. There were 500 million users of Facebook and the first edition of my book was ready at Amazon.

I’ve had a nostalgic look back at how technology has changed in the (almost ten) years I’ve been blogging. I’m pleased I can now look back and reflect on the fact that I’ve been blogging through an amazing time for technology.

User Generated Content has risen to the fore, and interactive media pervades our everyday mobile, location aware lives.

What a blast, what a journey so far. I do hope you will continue it with me here

Eileen Brown is a social media strategist and consultant at Amastra, a columnist at ZDNet and author of Working The Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business. Connect with Eileen on Twitter and or contact her to find out how she can elevate your brand and help your business become more social.


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