Recently I've been doing some work for Microsoft. They're keen that I make it clear that anything I say on this blog, or via my Twitter account (@mrlacey) is entirely my own thought, opinion, etc.
Nothing I say here is the opinions of anyone but myself.
As far as I am concerned there is no conflict of interest with my continuing to run the Windows Phone User Group and do a short term contract with Microsoft. The group continues to remain an independent group. If you have any concerns over this then please let me know.