I am very pleased to be joining a talented team who are dedicated to bringing IT professionals from all over Microsoft's products and services together to help solve shared problems and provide feedback.
I am coming in from the Skype (Consumer) world where I have been running the Skype Community and Insider program. Before that I was running the Skype Developer program, enabling 3rd party plugins to leverage and build upon the Skype ecosystem. I have been a beta tester for Skype since 2003, my first build was Windows 0.93 Beta, and I am also an active member of Windows Insider and Xbox Insider programs.
My role here will be to collect and review your feedback and suggestions you have for our community. Using this data and aligning to our internal planning I will build out a roadmap for changes to the community platform and share these with you all.
I am a certified Lithium community manager and building strong, dynamic and engaging communities is something I believe deeply in.
Outside of work I spend time playing World of Tanks on my xBox, watching Sci-Fi (Dr Who and Star Trek mainly) and being from Bonny Scotland I love to get out and go for a drive in the country. I Love cruising, the picture above was taken as we approached the port of Messina in May 17.
I invite you all to share any idea's you have about features on our Community Idea's board or comment below.