New Year, New Role


As we head into 2016, I am happy to share that I am moving into a new role at Microsoft as a Collaboration Solution Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA.

The Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, enabling Microsoft’s customers and partners to envision, design, and deploy solutions to meet their exact needs.

In my new role at the MTC I will continue to work closely with Microsoft’s enterprise customers, services, and partners to architect solutions that leverage Office 365 and related technologies including SharePoint, Office, Yammer, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, and Exchange. My primary responsibilities will be leading Strategy Briefings, Architecture Design Sessions, Workshops, and Proof of Concept engagements at the Boston MTC.

I will also be able to go broader and deeper into other Microsoft technologies including the Enterprise Mobility Suite (primarily Azure Active Directory, Intune, and Azure Rights Management), Dynamics CRM, Azure, PowerApps and Power BI.

I am very excited to be joining and contributing to the Worldwide MTC community and look forward to blogging here more, continuing to speak at various external events, and contributing content via the MTC Studios.

Happy New Year to all.

Comments (16)

  1. Christian Buckley says:

    Congrats on the new role, Chris! That's a fun role — one I looked into back in 2009 in Redmond. What really appeals to me in the ability, as you point out, to touch many other MS technologies and build POCs for customers. Cool stuff., You'll do great!

  2. Deb Walther says:

    Congrats Chris. This sounds like an exciting role. Don't forget Dynamics ERP…my pet project for 2016.

  3. Janel Egli says:

    Congrats Chris! 🙂

  4. Mike Gilronan says:

    Congratulations, Chris! I have great respect for your desire to continually challenge yourself. Best of luck in the new role, and I look forward to connecting at community events in 2016!

  5. Arathy says:

    Congrats on the new role Chris. Happy New Year and New Role !!

  6. Marcel Meth says:

    Excellent! Best of luck, I think that is the perfect job for you!

  7. Xiomara Marti Harris says:

    Excelente! Muchas felicidades.

  8. Bob German says:

    Fantastic news – congratulations Chris, and enjoy!

  9. Marie Patrick says:

    Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best; I know you will be great!

  10. Rich Drinan says:

    Congrats Chris! My focus has been O365 and collaboration for a while so we will definitely be leveraging your talent in 2016.

  11. Ryan Thomas says:

    Congrats Chris!

  12. Chuck McCann says:

    Great move, Chris – the MTC is a winner in this!

  13. Mike Gresley says:

    This is awesome, Chris! The MTC will be a great place for you to stretch your creativity. In case you didn't hear, I recently took on a new role at Microsoft as well…I'm the new Program Manager for Application Insights.

  14. Erik Roll says:

    Congratulations Chris, that's great news for you and the MTC!

  15. Beth Moginot says:

    Congratulations, Chris! You have always been up for the next challenge and I am sure you will be very successful with this latest one. I look forward to seeing your comments and updates as they occur! Best of luck!

  16. Luba Gilpatric says:

    Congratulations. You are going to do wonderfully!

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