Atlanta bound


Lots of Microsoftees are getting ready to head to Atlanta for the annual Microsoft Global Briefing, or as we call it, MGB. I made the trip to Atlanta last year as well.


MGB is held annually at the start of a financial year and usually in one of the warmer locations in the continental USA.  The meeting is divided into a couple of days of role specific meetings, but it all kicks with a special day in which everyone gets together.


We all pile into a big venue (like an enclosed sports arena) and we hear from a number of senior leaders within the company who review our effort in the previous year and describe our strategy and plans for the upcoming year.  Generally Bill Gates opens the day and Steve Ballmer closes it. It’s a pretty intense, tiring, motivating and inspiring day. 


Following this combined day, we have a number of role specific days, drilling down into the details – again, reviewing the past year and outlining the strategies for the coming year. In between  meetings, there are countless opportunities to meet with peers from across the ocean or around the world or see some of the local sites or even attend a geek dinner.


It then ends with a BIG party. Last year we had Smash Mouth perform. This year, the word is that we will see Jet –  a good aussie band.


I’ll post more when I get to Atlanta.


[ Currently Playing : Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Cerys Matthews – Reloaded: Greatest Hits (03:40) ]


Comments (10)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Microsoft just announced that Windows "Longhorn", which is the codename they have used for the past few years for the next version of the Windows operating system (and is due out late next year), is going to be called "Windows Vista". The name has been growing on me…i always thought that including the year behind a product name was always strange. I also think its a nice touch that they made the announement to MS staff first at the Microsoft Global Briefing, which is a huge event they hold each year that is on at the moment in the US….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeasterday (Saturday) was the final day of MGB (my

    summary of events is coming soon).

    Robert…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yeasterday (Saturday) was the final day of MGB (my summary of events is coming soon).

    Robert Scoble…

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m putting down my thoughts following the past few days at

    MGB here in Atlanta.

    It was a 3 day…

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m putting down my thoughts following the past few days at MGB here in Atlanta.

    It was a 3 day event…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yesterday (Saturday) was the final day of MGB (my summary of events is coming soon).

    Robert Scoble…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Today I got home from my trip to

    Atlanta. What a tiring trip. I’m trying to stay awake until tonight…

  8. Anonymous says:

    Today I got home from my trip to Atlanta. What a tiring trip. I’m trying to stay awake until tonight…

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