I’m still standing
On September 3th my world collapsed: not only I lost my best friend and mentor but also the job I liked so much. As from the day Patrick told me that SharePoint was the technology to which he was going to dedicate his professional life, I started working on it, first a bit skeptic (Ted likes to describe this as the first “denial” phase) . Curiously enough I never went through the second (“angry”) phase, anyway not that I can rember. I’m in the happy phase since a loooong time. I always liked the challenge to make things work in SharePoint. And SharePoint is one big challenge…. Silverlight made the challenge even bigger.
After Patricks death I finished the last project we were working on together and since then Sharepoint became my playground in my own free time. I felt like Alice in wonderland…
For those who remember my homage early September, I promised that I was not going to give up. Well, I’m not giving up. I said that I was going to follow his trail and that’s what I’m doing. I continued to get up early – my colleagues at U2U know that this is very early – to not loose my grip on SharePoint and I have to say that I still learned a lot. The results will appear on this blog. Yesterday was my last day at U2U and today I start working for Andrew Connell and the Ted Pattison Group to have SharePoint back in my daily live.
My home-made community tools (like the CAML Query Builder, the List Properties Feature and the Site Properties feature) are U2U property. This means that they are still available for download from the U2U site but no extra functionality will be added anymore. Perhaps I will start over again later. We’ll see…
I want to thank Patrick’s wife Linda who has the courage to consolate me despite her own grief. I want to thank my colleagues at U2U, my family and friends who stood by me in those dark dark days. And of course, I want to thank my husband for all his support in good days and in bad days.
Also a big thank you to Andrew and Ted who are willing to give me a place among them and for this beautiful and challenging opportunity they offer me.
SharePoint here I come again!
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