Several months ago I decided it was time to get back into a product role and after considering several options recently joined the Mobile Developer effort in Microsoft’s Developer Division. The Mobile Developer team is responsible for the development technologies for Windows Mobile such as the .NET Compact Framework, Visual Studio for Devices, and Silverlight Mobile (which also targets Nokia phones, see http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonz/archive/2008/03/04/announcing-silverlight-support-for-nokia-devices-including-s60.aspx) . While this may seem like an odd place for someone so closely associated with enterprise server software to have landed, mobile devices have become my passion over the last few years.
So I’m busy learning Silverlight, learning Windows Mobile, and coming up to speed on all the related activities inside Microsoft. Yup, it is very much the “drinking from a fire hose” analogy.