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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog
I am a little tired, so I'm not counting this as my official post.  I think I need some time and some sleep to process.  I did get 6 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which is the most I can say for last week's total.  So anyway....I had no idea what to expect from this event.  It is my third full on SharePoint Event.  I am a code camp nut, so I usually end up meeting all kinds of .Net and SharePoint people.  I would have to say this was one of my favorite events.  I'm not so sure it can beat the Regional SharePoint Conference, where I first met Paul Galvin and Michael Lotter (plus some other crazies).  That event was certainly a pinnacle of events and kind of a turning point for last year.  This event was more like let's see how far you've come in the past year.  I can't believe it.  It was almost one year ago that I started going from event to event traveling all over the U.S.  In April of 2008 I attended the St. Louis MOSS Camp.  At that point I knew of AC, John Holliday, Todd Bleeker, Joel Oleson, but I didn't really know anyone.  I met Paul Schaeflin, Todd Kitta, Scott Spradlin, and Corey Van Dyke.  It was a pretty good event, but seriously nowhere near SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach.  Virginia Beach was kind of like opening my eyes and realizing what i've been trhough and how I got there.  I met Bleeker a month ago at KC Day of Dot Net.  I saw him again.  He seems like a really nice guy.  I still haven't seen his awesome List/FBA Presentation.  One day I will see it somewhere, just like I finally saw JD Wade's SharePoint: The Tour Starts Here presentation.  We went out to dinner a bunch of us after Virginia Beach and Bleeker made an appoint to talk to everyone.  You don't see people doing that often.  That's a good quality to have.  Now you all know Joel Oleson was there and I had the opportunity to hang out with him a bit on Friday night.  He's a cool guy, but everyone knows how I am.  I spoke with him a bit on Friday, but not much (I couldn't hear anything).  Ok so I have to board  a plane so I will continue my post later (bigger, better, and uncut). Posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 9:47 AM MOSS | Back to top

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Becky - Yesterday's show was great. Joel Ward and I were impressed by the way that it was coordinated. The talks were decent as well - good work! Glad to meet up with you and Paul as well. Bummer that we had to jet out so quickly afterward. Look forward to meeting up with you and the crew sometime here in the near future.
Left by Dan Usher on Jan 11, 2009 10:58 AM

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Dazzling Saturday.. So after the class on Saturday I am exploring what my Porn Name might be.. also a discussion of the general acceptance by end users of Silverlight.. I would think maybe that they would integrate that into IE or something like that down the road.. or it may gain some more popularity for users that are not developers because right now the percentage of end users that don't know what Silverlight is and/or would not install it to take advantage of the available Silverlight Offerings. That might push some developers to use Flash instead of Silverlight..

Anyway, just a thought.. thanks for the class..

Left by Ben on Jan 12, 2009 11:12 AM

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