When I started blogging about 5 years ago ( I can’t remember exactly, but 2002 seems right) I would never have thought that my blog would end up on the MSDN Web Services home page. Now it did. Matt Powell, who’s been the blogger featured on the front page of the “MSDN Web Services and Distributed Technologies Developer Center”  at http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices has asked me to whether I’d be interested in taking that spot from him and you can guess that it didn’t take me very long to say “Absolutely! Yes!”.

So for the benefit of anyone who just found my blog through MSDN and hasn’t attended any of my talks at some conference or hasn’t previously read my original blog I should probably introduce myself:

My name is Clemens Vasters and I am one of two Community Program Managers on the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) team. My team mate Shy Cohen is responsible for our managed partners, our early adopter programs, and direct customer engagements and I am more or less responsible for keeping in touch with everyone else. That includes folks like the Microsoft MVPs, the Microsoft Regional Directors, frequent conference speakers, and book authors, but also – and most importantly – You, You, You, and You. I should also point out that Shy and myself are both members of the product team who builds WCF and neither in marketing, evangelism or even sales. We care first and foremost about the technology, we know how it all was built and why, and about You being able to build great apps with it.  And we care very much about you telling us what you like and don’t like so that we can make things even better for you in the next releases.

Thank you for all the great work, Matt. I’ll try to use this spot wisely. :-)