What’s up with the MSDN events schedule this year?

Now that I've put forth the upcoming Southeast MSDN events here in my blog, I need to explain how the schedule has been affected. Before I do that, however, I want to express my huge thanks to everyone who's ever turned out for an MSDN Event. It's you who drive our attendance numbers up and enable us to continue bringing you this cool resource.

That being said, as is the case sometimes, we've been forced to cut our number of events this fiscal year (which just started July 1). So unfortunately, some of the great cities I've been to like Greenville and Greensboro have been reduced from 4 events throughout the fiscal year to just 2 events. Several of you have sent emails asking why your cities are not on the list of events for Fall, and although this is unfortunate it is the way of life with free events. I assure you that I fought hard to keep as many of "my cities" on the list that I could. On the positive side, this gives me more time to participate in webcasts, code camps and user groups.

I know that longer drives can be frustrating but I hope you can make it to the events that are not in your town. Thanks again for your support!

Comments (3)
  1. Bubba says:

    Question.. Why is Florida not included with the Southeast states listed in your tag line?

    Please don’t tell me that Florida is included with the Redneck Rivera gulf states like Alabama and Mississippi. That’s just wrong… We don’t even speak the same languages. =)

  2. II's Musings says:

    Seeing Glenn Gordon’s post

    reminded me that i signed up for one of these sessions in September. I


  3. Tobin Titus says:

    I don’t understand this rationale at all. Areas like Atlanta and Charlotte already have staggering numbers of companies who have adopted, and will continue to adopt, Microsoft platforms and tools. Meanwhile, cities like Greenville that have a significant amount of business in the area that could be cultivated through programs like MSDN events get ignored.

    The Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson areas need attention if Microsoft ever intends to grow business. However, if you are happy with the market share here, then continue to make cuts like these.

    I still intend to fight to build this area into a Microsoft-centric region, but it sure would have been easier with Microsoft’s backing on it.

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