Next week, in Redmond/Seattle, Washington, those of us who Microsoft calls "Most Valuable Professionals" congregate in an annual event where Microsoft wines us, dines us, asks our opinions, and tells us theirs. Which, shockingly (not), often disagree! :-) If you aren't aware of the MVP program, take a look at the MVP Public Site. Generally, MVPs are folks who are very active in online communities (blogs, newsgroups, forums, mailing lists, etc.) who give accurate and dependable answers.
The event is called the MVP Summit. This is the event where MVPs get the opportunity to meet developers, program managers, support personnel, etc. etc. - pretty much everyone at every level in our various product teams.
For me, I'm an Exchange MVP, with a strong interest in Directory Services (that is, Active Directory) and SharePoint. Many of my clients are in the SBS and EBS space (Small Business Server and Essential Business Server), so I have strong interests there as well. So those products are where I'll be spending my time.
Unfortunately, pretty much all of the content next week is covered under NDA - Non-Disclosure Agreements. But you can bet that we'll hear quite a bit about what's coming next with Exchange, Active Directory, Windows client and server, and many other products.
So, if it seems abnormally quiet next week on the blogs you read - this is probably why!
Until next time...
As always, if there are items you would like me to talk about, please drop me a line and let me know!