This morning Rackspace announced the acquisition of SharePoint911. Being an employee of SharePoint911 (and now Rackspace), this has a pretty direct effect on me
- Rackspace Acquired SharePoint911 Today
- Here’s a post on Rackspace’s blog about the news. There’s a lot of good details on how the two companies are coming together on that page (including a FAQ)
- Here’s a post on the SharePoint911 web site about the news, FAQ there too
- Here’s a press release from Rackspace
- Here’s the WSJ Article
For the World of SharePoint, I think this is a pretty big deal. The level of support and service that we’re going to be able to offer our clients (ALL of our clients) is going to be unprecedented. But I’ll let the sales people tell that story.
There’s a few defining qualities of our team that really make me proud to be a part of the SharePoint911 family: we make a personal commitment to quality, the customer, and the community. We all take a great deal of pride in our personal reputation in the professional circles in which we participate, and we pour that pride into our work everyday regardless of the audience. The fact that Rackspace recognized our group as the one team in the world that can help to elevate their SharePoint organization to the level they desire--For me, personally—I take a great deal of pride in the fact that I was (and continue to be) a part of that team.
We first learned about the potential for joining the Rackspace family back in late December, within a few days we had our whole team in San Antonio to check things out. Obviously, it didn’t become official until this morning when the news was released. We’ve been sitting on the secret for an awful long time!
My four year old still isn’t exactly sure what to think about Daddy’s headquarters having a huge playground slide for getting downstairs. I’m excited to now be a part of the Rackspace family with the rest of my SharePoint911 colleagues.
It feels like we’ve been in hurry-up-and-wait mode now for two months. I can’t wait to get moving with the new group
Now I just need to find more desk space for the office…