Reg (ZigTag) chimes in on the Microsoft Stack

Reg Cheramy is one of the coolest people that I have met since joining Microsoft. We were introduced by my friend Rob Zelt at the Microsoft Mix’06 conference. Reg owns a web 2.0 company and famous blog; he is also building a Web 2.0 startup called ZigTag. At the Mix’06 conference, Reg was a stand out with his power point .05 demo (Luggage “Tag” shaped flash cards) and his luggage “tag” shaped business cards. Reg is not a Microsoft developer and he would not normally have attended a Microsoft event like Mix or the Microsoft Technology Summit that I was able to get him invited to later. These two events were pretty much a “first look” at the Microsoft Stack. I thought that his comments and observations were insightful and worth noting. It’s amazing how many J2EE and PHP developers that I run in to that have no idea how well the Microsoft platform fits there needs. (time to market, security, stability, scalability, cost savings, etc) Check out Reg’s comments.

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Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient, he currently works for Solera as a Director of Software Development. An entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, agile practices and technologies for enterprise customers from across the globe. Leading UX product design teams, coaching multi-team agile transformations and architecting and mentoring at some of the largest companies in the world, As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Founder and Principal Mentor of Proaction Mentors, former UX Manager and Agile Coach, Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation, Product Architect on a Cloud Marketing Platform, Caleb has made a career out of empowering others while building products and teams that delight customers and solve business needs. You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) or his blog, DevelopingUX.com and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email