Microsoft's new evangelist--Jon Udell

Summary:Microsoft has found its new Scoble, although there is only one Scoble. Jon Udell, who spent many years anchoring Infoworld and an early member of the Gillmor Gang, is going to be an evangelist for Microsoft, but not at the expense of his well- earned credibility.

Microsoft has found its new Scoble, although there is only one Scoble. Jon Udell, who spent many years anchoring Infoworld and an early member of the Gillmor Gang, is going to be an evangelist for Microsoft, but not at the expense of his well- earned credibility. Jon interviews himself here about his forthcoming move to Redmond.

Like Scoble prior to his move to podtech.net, Jon will be doing podcasts and interviews, as well as his trademark screencasts, for Microsoft's Channels 9 and 10. In fact, Scoble summarized the news best:

I think it’s funny that Jon asked himself whether he’d be Microsoft’s new “Scoble.” Hell, I was trying to be as good as Jon Udell was (and I came up short — he’s a coder that can explain how to program to other people, and has far more influence among developers than I’ll ever hope to have). 

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Topics: Microsoft

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