MVP Summit

If you read my last post, there was one additional reason for the lack of recent posts.  I was at the MVP Summit in Seattle last week.  This was my first Summit and I was looking forward to being in the presence of the luminaries of the industry.  It was everything I expected and more. Since the contents of the Summit were covered under an NDA, I'm limited to talking about something that I'm sure is not covered.

I was impressed by the constant request for feedback from the participants of the Summit.  Whether it be focus groups or the various chances that we had to interact with personnel from various Microsoft development groups, there was a constant drumbeat asking what we thought, what problems we or our clients encountered and what could be done to make things better.  This even extended to the third day of the Summit, where it was almost one-on-one with the people who are creating the technology we'll be using for the next 10 years. Even more important, it looked like there were listening.  It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, our suggestions will have.