2009 MVP Summit

The MVP summit started yesterday and we meet with our MVPs today.  This is one of my favorite events of the year.  MVPs are people in the community that are very active (and helpful [yes – they look at both :-)] ) in a particular technology community.  We get them all together each year and have a good exchange of ideas.  We tell them what we are doing and where we are going and they give us great feedback.   MVPS are in invaluable source of real-world feedback on our technology.  

I’m really excited this year because I’m co-presenting a sort of "State of PowerShell" talk with Kenneth Hansen.  Ken took the lead on the deck and I’m really excited by the approach he took.  There are a number of "big picture" things that Ken and I have discussed that we don’t think other people see and we’ve trying to figure out how to communicate these.  I reviewed the deck with Ken on Friday and I think he has done a great job presenting those ideas.  It is one of those "behind the scenes" talks where we discuss what the problem is, our approach, where we are and were we are going.  Hopefully this is one of those talks where people walk away saying, "NOW I understand why you did that".

MVPs are great because they’ll tell you if you are being incoherent or obvious.  An honest mirror is both difficult to find and extremely valuable.  We’ll find out today as we give the talk at 9.


Experiment! Enjoy! Engage!

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
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