Discussion site for Microsoft Band users

The launch of the Microsoft Band almost 2 months ago came with quite a surprise – it was a rumour one day and then a product available for sale the next. The problem I have found is that the secretive approach perhaps meant that Microsoft was not as in touch with social elements as other product groups and teams are.

Initially Microsoft Band was not even on Twitter, and when it did join it was more posting pictures stories about how the solution could help your life as opposed to interacting with the people who purchased the device. It’s good to see that the Twitter account is now actually having conversations and helping people – but there’s still no place for the general public to communicate with each other, post feedback or suggestions, or share tips.

I’ve decided to set up a Yammer network that is open to everyone to join (although the way Yammer is you have to request an invite once you get to the site): http://www.yammer.com/microsoftband/

Please join, share feedback & insights, apps, and anything else relevant to the Microsoft Band.

See you there!

I’m a MVP!

Honouring their committment to supporting the technical community – Microsoft has awarded me the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) accolade for Office 365.
This is a great honour for me personally, as well as for my company (Paradyne) and shows that Microsoft supports our efforts to help users of BPOS & Office 365 get the best possible experience from their technology.
And of course, a big thanks to you – the readers of this blog site. 🙂