Excitement building at Summit

April 15, 2008

I’m at the MVP Summit this week – an event at which Microsoft communicates (talking and listening) with MVPs. I’m having a great time. I’m seeing people I haven’t seen in ages – Aussies I rarely see (like Nick Randolph), former Aussies (like Chuck Sterling), people I talk to regularly on IM (like Simon Sabin), and people I see almost never (like Dejan Sarka). I’m also meeting a lot of people I’ve never met before, like Allen White, Tony Rogerson and Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.

Oh, alright, I didn’t really meet the Dalai Lama (he walked past, but we didn’t talk), but I did meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was in the hotel lift this morning as I was on my way down to breakfast. He said he’s an Arsenal fan and was very sad that we lost to Liverpool recently. I got a photo on my phone, and the quality isn’t great – but I guess it’s a nice memento.

From a technology perspective, the excitement is building around various new products. Summit is always good that way, but I can’t write more for NDA reasons.

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