So, some interesting news.
I’ll be in Seattle in March as a guest speaker at MVP Nation.
MVP Nation is a conference that offers participants the rare opportunity to learn directly from Microsoft MVPs in a deeply technical environment.
I’ll be hosting the Windows 8 Expert Panel:
Hosted by Onuora Amobi (Executive Editor, Windows8update.com), this panel of Windows 8 experts will share real world experiences from the in-house IT, partner and vendor perspectives. Discussion topics to include planning, migration, leveraging Windows 8 and technical deep dives into the server-side, desktop and mobility components.
This will be fun and exciting and if I were you, I would sign up now.
Check out their press release:
MVP Nation 2012 Press Release
Focused Windows 8 Deep Dive Conference Led By Microsoft MVPs
Well-respected SMB Nation community announces 2nd annual MVP nation
Hosted at the Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA March 2-3, 2012.
MVP Nation offers the rare opportunity to learn directly from the esteemed Microsoft MVPs in a deeply technical environment. With a focus on the new Windows 8 technology, the two-day event will allow attendees to create their Windows 8 road map. MVP Nation is a gathering of three well-established communities. First are the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) who are award-winning technical experts focused on all Microsoft product groups. Second are community members who rarely have the opportunity to interact directly with the MVPs in a public event. Community members include IT Pros, consultants, resellers, channel partners and in-house IT staff. Third are the community sponsors who can connect with MVPs and attendees to create amazing technology products and services.
“After our first MVP Nation last year in Seattle, we’re back with a focused two-day deep dive on everything Windows 8.” Shared SMB Nation founder Harry Brelsford. “The primary emphasis will be on servere-side topics along with content on desktop, mobility and tablet issues. Windows 8 is a topic that impacts everyone whether you are an IT pro, developer, user. This event is for everyone who wants a deeply technical experience. We liken it to graduate school for geeks. We joke that no wimps are allowed at the two-day brain explosion!”
MVP Nation follows the long-stand private and closed annual Microsoft MVP Summit that brings in 2,000 MVPs. MVPs represent over 100 product groups. The MVP Nation event allows an opportunity for attendee and sponsors to meet and learn from the MVPs. The speakers for the vent itself will by MVPs who will have just been briefed on the last information surrounding Windows 8.
The conference is well supported by enthusiastic sponsor community including D&H Distributing, Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, StorageCraft and many other familiar names.
“First and foremost, we are community. We’re from the community producing a community event supported by the community and attended by community members. How cool is that?” Brelsford exclaimed. “Beyond the amazing SMB Nation staff and tribal membership, we have enjoyed fantastic support from like-minded similar communities including the MVPs, user groups, trade associations and other affinity entities. And most importantly, we really recognize and realize the warm welcome we’ve already received from Microsoft Redmond. For the first time in years, an SMB Nation event returns to the Microsoft campus at the amazing conference center. We hope that our efforts satisfy the Windows 8 hunger of the technology community!”
SMB Nation also introduced a 110% money-back guarantee if an attendee is not completely satisfied.
By the numbers
• Attendees: 300+ IT Pros, In-house It experts, SMB channel partners, consultants, techs, geeks, MVPs and resellers
• Sessions: Ten sessions focused on Windows 8 (server, workstation, mobility, tablet)
• Sponsors: Over 30+ technology sponsors/vendors
o Conference: March 2-3, 2012
• Location: Microsoft Conference Center. Redmond, WA
More information: 1-888-SMBNAT1
ABOUT SMB NATION: SMB Nation is a publishing and events community, targeted at the small and medium business (SMB) channel partner/reseller/consulting/VAR community.
SMB Nation spreads the knowledge of SMB technology trends through its conferences, books, SMB PC magazine, online services, and world-wide seminars, workshops and accredited Pocket MBA certificate (an academic partnership with Aspen University).
As an active participant in the technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism. The SMB Nation tribe exceeds 45,000 followers worldwide.