Steven Smith as RD – level 000

Congrats to Steven Smith, who has recently become a Microsoft Regional Director.  Steve is the second (that I know about) .Net community leader to have been deployed to Iraq.  He was deployed shortly after I returned from being in Iraq for a year.  I was able to give him some tips, and I had the opportunity to meet him in person at Tech Ed.

For those who don’t know, a MS Regional Director is a volunteer who assists the MS developer community in a specific area.  If you have a question or issue, call them up.  Shoot them an email.  They are there to help.  If you live in Texas, there are several:  Go to this page,, and search for US – Texas.  I’m disappointed that the website is designed so poorly.  You can only get to information through form posts, so I was unable to get a link directly to a filtered list.