As y’all might know, I was pleased to receive recognition from Microsoft for my contributions to the storage community in the form of an MVP award. This award has allowed me to have much more insight into Microsoft’s products behind the scenes, and has helped me immensely in supporting my customers who use Microsoft products like Exchange, SharePoint, and Windows.
Each year, Microsoft invites all current MVPs to a big shindig in Redmond and Seattle, the MVP Global Summit. It’s a pay-your-own-way kinda thing, though, so I wasn’t sure I could attend. In fact, given the economic climate and pressures from work, I was sure I could not attend.
But things have a way of working out. Through a curious set of circumstances, I will be able to attend two days of the Summit after all!
So next week I will be in Washington State meeting with the gurus behind Windows Server, the most excellent iSCSI initiator and MPIO system, and the rest of the actually quite good stuff to come out of Redmond.
If you’re in Seattle too, drop me a line. Otherwise, let me know if there’s anything I can ask them, or if you want a kewl mouse pad from the company store! And yes, I’m bringing my Mac!