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Vegas – The home of XP, DameWare, Messy Desktops, Java, Intel video cards and Sound

I love airports.  What else to do with your free time besides scout out all of the things that shouldn’t be done in public :)  I’ve been to Seattle, Gatwick, Southampton and now let’s take a look at what we can find in Vegas…

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What does the departures board say?  It says I’m running Windows XP and looking closer at the board doing the adverts next to it tells me:

  • They run a Java based dos client (DDC Java – version 1.6 even)
  • They use DameWare to remote control their devices (anyone want to sniff port 6129?)
  • They haven’t done too much with the desktop for 14 days as the clean desktop wizard is appearing
  • The have sound on their kisok machines (why?)
  • They are using the intel graphics chip set

Come on guys, I wouldn’t want to go gambling in your city with your IT staff…They’re showing their hands making it easy for the opponents to gauge them!

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I get interviewed by Korean MVP Sung Ki Park

While at summit, Erdal and I did a load of interviews of other MVP’s and their experiences.  What we didn’t realise is that one of the MVP’s wanted us to do an interview for him in return.  Watch and enjoy as Sung Ki Park, a Windows Desktop Experience MVP from Korea, interviews me and I try my hardest to understand Korean :)

Oh and make sure you wait till the end to see the best bit :)

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MVP Summit 2010 – Catching Up with MVP’s (Bev Hatchard)

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide programme that has over 4,000 recipients representing over 90 competencies and spanning more than 70 countries.  According to the official MVP website:

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is an annual award given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s technical communities based on contributions made during the previous 12 months to offline and online Microsoft-related technical communities

This week, over 1,300 MVP’s have travelled the globe to descend on the Redmond and Bellvue campus to learn new things, share their experiences and, well network.  The MVP’s are just like normal people, they’ve got jobs, kids and commitments.  We got the chance to meet up with some MVP’s and have them share their experiences with us and tell us why it is so important to visit campus and take a week out of their busy schedules.

The first intervew, I’m happy to say is with a fellow UK MVP Bev HatchardSimilar to me, she’s a Windows Desktop Experience MVP.  My colleague Erdal Ozkaya (another WDE MVP from Australia) and I got the chance to get her view…See what Bev has to say:

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