In this business people move around a lot. So it gets a little tricky to keep tabs on the folks that have had an impact in you life (private and professional alike).
Rick Claus has been a great friend and mentor for many years. We meet while he was teaching an Active Directory class about 13 years ago. We were having lunch between running some labs when I suggested that he’d be a great addition to the Microsoft practice at the consulting firm I was working with. A few calls and a few interviews later he was a key member of our team. When he joined Microsoft I followed suit soon after and we were again working together.
Rick has always been a mentor for me. He pushed and helps me do my first product launch in Montreal in January 2007. He got me hooked. Not hooked on doing Product Launches, hooked on figuring out what relevant and fun for IT pros and talking about it. Hooked on being a part of the IT Pro community in Canada.
Rick is now moved on to the next chapter in his career and I could not be happier for him. He’s truly doing what he loves and now will have even more impact. However, keeping in touch with someone that is 3 time zones away is not always easy.
So I was very happy to view his last episode of TechNet Edge where he tells us a little bit about his new environment.
see for yourself…
As Rick himself would say…. AWESOME!!!