About Louis

Louis LazarusI have more than 25 years’ experience in the technology arena covering operations, programming, systems design, strategic consultancy, sales and senior management. My industry experience includes banking, telecommunications, media and marketing.

I have a passion to help people succeed and helping companies use technology to realise tangible business benefits.

I combine technology vision with industry insights to help organisations improve performance and explore ways to achieve new benefits.

I delight in sharing experience (success and failure) to help people improve their skills and performance.

Specialities: Microsoft technology and practices, developing campaigns (internal and external), presenting, aligning technology and business strategy.

The history of the Microsoft News report
I started producing a monthly Microsoft News Update report while working for Microsoft. It was designed for senior people in enterprise organisations and provided “marketese-free” succinct summaries of Microsoft’s activities. The first news report was published in November 1998.  There have been around 180 issues of the News Update over the last 15 years. Monthly circulation and re-publication by others, included more than 20,000 individual customers and partners world wide.

After leaving Microsoft, I decided to continue producing the report and post individual articles on this site. I resumed distributing the report to a new circulation list in December 2013 – November’s report was produced but never circulated – if you want a copy, just contact me and request it.

Spare time activities
GoKartingI have a keen interest in motorsport and enjoy go-karting enormously – although I have not managed to do as much as I used to in the last year.

Have taken part in short races as well as 3, 6 and 24 hour endurance races (part of a team of course).

I am an avid follower of Formula 1 (on TV) and never miss a race – don’t care who wins as long as there is some proper racing.

Oblivion 2009-09-13 19-50-03-58I am also a keen gamer – almost exclusively role playing, which include the Neverwinter Nights and Elder Scrolls (Oblivion and Skyrim) series. Also the occasional shoot-em-up – Fallout, Crysis, etc.

I have written a few mods for Oblivion and some utilities that can be used to help manage Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout, Fallout3 and Fallout New Vegas. These started off as Word VBA modules, then moved to Visual Basic and, lately have started dabbling with C# – I do enjoy the programming as much as the gaming.

I also have a wonderful wife, who has put up with me for many years 🙂

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