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Login Magazine Exchange article

Here is the link to my article on Hosted Exchange migration:

http://usenix.org/publications/login/2010-10/pdfs/mckee.pdf

This article talks about my experiences with migrating from a hosted Exchange 2003 environment to an in-house Exchange 2007 environment.

Social media

I have been thinking about social media. What it is, and what its impact is on people and businesses. Social media seems to be two different things. From the user perspective, it is any platform or connecting set of sites for sharing information with
friends, colleagues, or other interested parties. From the  businesses perspective it is any platform and connecting APIs that collect user data for marketing and apps for ecommerce transactions.

What's to come

Today has been a very busy day.  A lot of calls from recruiters.  A lot of email about various job offers.  Mostly good, but what is most interesting is what I see coming.  The IT industry is changing.  Between virtualization, SaaS/Cloud services, offshoring and proliferation of professional services, it looks like the relationship of IT professionals is being divorced from the actual job.  I'm not sure if that is good or bad.  I have had positive and negative experiences both as a permanent employee and as a contractor.  What do you think?