"kind of like being at the event itself when you can't hear half of what was being said and can only see via a strobe light that flashed every few seconds."For MVP's who are not at Summit 09 and Microsoft enthusiasts in general, it is the next best thing to being there.
Paul Andrews on "TechFlash" describes the Summit as Microsoft's own private Macworld. But, as is likely to be expected by the tech-no-holics, everyone has had the most fun with MaryJo Foley's article, The 10 best tweets (so far) from Microsoft's MVP Summit. I rather liked these two that were not included in MaryJo's list:
"all your enhance base are belong to calm" #mvp09Without a doubt, NDA rules. NDA refers to the non-disclosure agreement Microsoft MVPs sign so that Microsoft can share certain confidential information with them. If an awardee does not agree to the NDA, they still have the award but do not have access to various resources provided MVPs. For additional details, see the LOLCAT Summary of Twitter feed of MVP Summit #MVP09.
We are and we fear for the data. #mvp09
Information that is not NDA was published by PressPass at Global Summit Highlights Expertise and Experience of Microsoft MVPs which includes a Round Table Q&A where Toby Richards (general manager of Community and Online Support at Microsoft) joins MVPs Nate Oliver and Ed Blankenship to discuss their passion for sharing their expertise. I always described what is different about MVPs is that we were born with an extra helper gene.
Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...