Thursday, March 26, 2009

MVP Summit 2009

e-office MVPs at Microsoft MVP Global Summit
In March 2009 Microsoft organized the Microsoft MVP Global Summit. At the summit Microsoft presents her latest products and technologies and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals meet and share knowledge.

Ton Stegeman and Joachim Farla, both MVP and specialists at e-office, were present at the summit.

‘For me the Microsoft MVP Global Summit was all about the new version of Microsoft SharePoint,’ says Ton Stegeman. ‘Also Microsoft presented its vision and strategy for the nearby future.’
For Microsoft the MVP summit is an important source of knowledge. About a hundred SharePoint MVPs were present this year. Their extensive knowledge and experience is extremely valuable to Microsoft. All MVPs had the chance to provide Microsoft with feedback concerning the new version of SharePoint. Ton Stegeman continues: ‘Extending my knowledge is one of the reasons why I visited the Microsoft MVP summit. Moreover the value of the summit lies in the opportunity to meet my MVP colleagues in person. The possibility to speak with fellow MVP’s is extremely valuable in addition to reading about them on blogs and communicating via e-mail and twitter. And even more fun at the same time!’

Joachim Farla: ‘Since this was to become my first visit to the Microsoft MVP Global Summit, I travelled with my colleague Ton to Seattle, Washington without any specific expectations. Finding out about the latest Unified Communications products including the new version of Microsoft Exchange Server was for me the major focus during the summit. Twenty of the twenty-seven MVPs worldwide in the category Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) were present at the Microsoft Campus. The two major topics of the sessions were interaction and feedback. The personal touch and the technical knowledge were remarkable. My conclusion: Unified Communications is hot and it will be. I have had a great week and hope to be present at the summit in 2010.’