speakTECH acquires the OfficeZealot.com site
Office is so much more than the client tools that many of us started with and while we have done our best to keep up with the demands, OZ really needs some new blood and additional muscle to grow its feature set and deploy some much needed updates. That said, I'm pleased to announce that Aaron Sloman and the speakTECH ( http://www.speaktech.com) team will be taking over the site.
This will be the first time in OZ's history that a firm of respectable size and resources will be at the helm and it should be a very positive development for the site and the Office development community.
While there won't be any major changes to the blogging services for bloggers and regular visitors, speakTECH will be making investments in the site such as new servers to improve performance, updates for the blog feeds, and the introduction of multimedia and some new Office development bloggers.
Aaron is a super guy. He's an ex-Microsoftie, working there for about 8 years (.NET/eBusiness team for about 4 years and CMS/SharePoint for about 4 years). About three years ago, Aaron and some peers started up speakTECH and have since blossomed into a team of about 100. speakTECH is based in California and focused on Office and .NET development.
As for me, I'll continue my consulting and development activities through my firm, Dakota Technology Group (http://www.dakotatechgroup.com).