Today is the last day of the MVP summit. Over the last two days we had our breakout sessions with our expertise and interest groups. Lots of stuff was covered and there were plenty of chances to chat with representatives from the groups.
The Redmond campus is huge. For those of you in Ireland, imagine Sandyford Industrial Estate …. dozens of times bigger and with 4-6 lane highways instead of those tiny little streets. I expected to find some sterile environment with giant tower blocks. Instead it was lots of spread out office buildings with tree lined streets. Transport was well organised with busses to ferry us everywhere. You can see MS branded mini-buses on site as well as MS branded hybrid taxis.
Today’s sessions are general keynotes in the morning with some more specialist sessions outside of the product groups in the afternoon.
The forecast is pretty good. Seeing as I’m over here with camera gear I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity and get out and about. Myself and my roommate, Exchange MVP Nathan Winters from the UK, are heading up to Mount Rainier National Park in the Cascade mountains. We’ll stay out there for a day and a half before returning to this area for our flights on Sunday.
I’d like to thank Ben, Mike, and all the others, who took the time to make us virtualisation MVP’s welcome in town this week. We got to learn some cool things (which we cannot share so don’t bother asking) and our feedback was listened to and forwarded to the right people. All I will say is that they are very aware of what the market wants and they are working hard to respond and to innovate.
Hopefully I’ll be able to come back next year. Until then … Later!