Another product release, another flurry of email spam

Sometime in mid-December, we made the decision to pause on some of our 2010 (next-gen) development efforts to create a product that is a derivative work of our existing product suite. Basically, we wanted to strip out a powerful feature, clean up the UI, add some new bells and whistles, and release a new product, after which we’d dive head-first back into our next gen development activities. Voila! The echo FileLoader is released! Blog post here, product page here.

EFL_main So here we are, 2 days after the release of the echo FileLoader, and we’re slowly rewiring ourselves to get back into Davinci, our internal name for the 2010 version of echo for SharePoint. It feels good to have the echo FileLoader out, and the press releases and ad campaigns should garner some attention and start kicking in the page views over the next several days.

After working through the last couple weekends to get everything ready, I am a little tired, but I feel good. Email blasts going out later today, and then there will be 2 things on my personal agenda: 1) Davinci product planning, schedules, features, and the 3 new developers coming on board next week, and 2) content. Joel Oleson and I got together last week to map out that series on SharePoint 2010 and social media, which was delayed due to EFL. But we have some great ideas, and I’ll be writing on the topic tonight and tomorrow. The intent is to promote these articles through I am speaking on related topics at upcoming SharePoint Saturdays and regional user groups, so check my calendar often!

Ok, going to wander down Pike Street to find some food….

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.