AskPFEPlat Happy New Year Invitation!



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HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, and welcome to 2018!

This is Brandon Wilson (Platforms and Active Directory PFE), and with the introduction of the New Year, I wanted to take some time to thank all our outstanding readers we’ve had over the years. And, now that the celebrations are (mostly) over, I wanted to pick all your brains to learn what you would like to see from us this year…

As you all know, on AskPFEPlat, we post content based on various topics in the realms of the core operating system, security, Active Directory, System Center, Azure, and many services, functions, communications, and protocols that sit in between. But to kick off this new year, we wanted to invite our readers to tell US what they want to read on AskPFEPlat!

While I can’t guarantee we will get to each and every awesome suggestion you all may put in (and some suggestions may very well be outside of our technological scopes), we will certainly try!

So, without further ado, let us know what you’d like to see this year via the comments below, whether that’s a blog post, an AMA (Ask Me Anything), or even a live session…and thank you again for being loyal readers of the AskPFEPlat blog!

-Brandon “Look, it’s not actually long-winded this time” Wilson