MCP posse rolls deep: influencer party at TechEd


Something great to report is:


We are co-hosting the Influencer Party at TechEd again this year with the MVPs and other influencer teams. This is our way to say thank you to our customers in influential roles–either officially or unoffiically representing or partnering with Microsoft in some way. It’s also a great opportunity for you to make connections with some very smart, very involved people from around the world. 


So, MCPs and MCTs and MVPs and Regional Directors and Authors and, um… y.t. will be feting it up on Wednesday, June 6 at a bar called Margaritaville in Orlando. Is that cheesy? Pretty much, yes. Will it be fun? Yes, don’t be ridiculous. What should you wear? Ask your spouse. Can you bring friends? No, stop pushing it. Can every single MCP going to TechEd go? I wish that were the case, but sadly it is not. About half of event attendees are certified (which is rad!) but we can only lock down drinks, food, and dance-floor space for about 1,000 people*. What’s great, of course, is that you MCPs will be most of that crowd. Nice.


How do you register? Space is limited so will be first come, first served with set numbers for each of the participating groups (MCPs, RDs, etc). To make sure as many certified professionals as possible can go, please respect these three points:



  1. If you are also an MVP or RD, please use your MVP or RD code instead of the registration code below.

  2. You must be a TechEd Orlando registrant and MCP or MCT to register 

  3. Please register only if you plan to attend

  4. Register here: http://microsoft.crgevents.com/influencerparty0607 using registration code: MCXTHDH

*This just in: that is a lot of people

Comments (18)

  1. Andy says:

    Looking forward to more details…

  2. Trikah, is there a direct list outside of the comment RSS subscription which we can directly join in order to get updated on this?  Or email you directly?  

    I know that I will not be attending personally but that we have a whole host of highly certified consultants from MCP through MCSE, MCPD, and MCA/MCA Messaging that will be attending TechEd (some of them presenting for MSFT there.  Would like to see if we could get a few folks to attend.

  3. always interested to know where the events are to network and have fun with others.

  4. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Kay, hope you can make it.

    Wayne, this is the right place… as soon as I have the registration URL I’ll post it here and I’d love it if you can help get the word out to your certified connections right away! Wish you could make it too.

  5. mcarrw says:

    Sweet, this sounds like the movers and shakers party…. Hope to see everyone there….

  6. Mark Wysolmierski (mwysol@cox.net) says:

    I look forward to it.  I was hoping there would be an MCP party.

  7. Harim says:

    I like to learn more about this group that I am a member of. Strange as it maybe. I would love to network with other MCP’s

  8. sprig says:

    Thanks Trikah!!  We are so ready to be there!!

  9. Schoenbaum says:

    I’m keeping my eyes open.  I missed the hookup for last year’s party in Boston and was disappointed since I have attended every year in the past…

  10. chavisc says:

    Is there a registration page yet?

  11. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    see you there!

  12. Ed Ziots says:

    Well to all, never can pass up a MCP party at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville, see you all there. It should blow away last years party which was awesome to the least.

    GO RED SOX 🙂

    EZ

  13. Kenold says:

    Awesome!  Hope to see you there.

  14. Elliot Rodrigues says:

    I have missed all the cool-kid parties now for 4 years running… if theres ANY way this MCSD can get wedged into the party, shoot me an email – elliotmrodriguez@hotmail.com

    Thanks, and if I cant get in… well, have one for me. Sigh.

  15. Updated Teched Party / Meeting list

  16. chandrao says:

    The party was great. Thank you for all of the information and I look forward to seeing you there next year.