Posts Tagged Erdal

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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See MVP’s at TechEd…serious

So, every visit to TechEd is about education, swag gathering and clueing up on more Microsoft 1’s and 0’s, right…Well, occassionally (ok every TechEd) you see the MVP’s going around answering questions in the TLC and also in the Hands On Labs areas, but not only are we there to help you, we’re also there to see each other.  One of the fun things about all conferences is that we all get to get together again and share stories.  I was privileged enough this TechEd to meet up with Karen Young from the MVP team and share my experiences along with my colleague Erdal about TechEd, our love for helping the community, and a few other things…Watch and enjoy, I’m sure you’ll find humour in it 🙂  In fact, if you’re at a TechEd in the future, stop by the MVP booth or even stop by and see either Erdal, myself or Karen.  You’ll be glad you did 🙂

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It’s Here, so download and install – but PLEASE * 27 – do a fresh install

For those of you technophiles who haven’t been living under a rock, you know that today, August 6th, 2009, Microsoft are releasing the code for Windows 7.  For those of you that have TechNet Plus or MSDN Subscriptions, the wait is over:


So, go out and download it now.  HOWEVER, PLEASE * 27 (why 27?  Well, it’s my favourite number), but anyways, PLEASE do a fresh install.  DO NOT UPGRADE.  Yes, I know you can upgrade it, but why would you want to?  The first thing anyone who is going to potentially support you will ask is – did you do a fresh install?  If your answer is no, ask yourself why!  If something went wrong during the Beta or the RC which you might have loaded, guess what, you bring that bad stuff along with you.  A fresh install is always better.

So, you ask, how do you get TechNet Plus or MSDN if you don’t have it?  Well, the easiest way is to visit TechEd.  Not only do you get good information from all the great speakers like my colleague Andy Malone, or even me & Erdal Ozkaya, you get a FREE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to TechNet Plus and with it comes Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 when it comes out.

So, now I’ve said that, what are you waiting for?  Go get the code complete, install it and let us know what you think…where you say?  Well, naturally over at Springboard – – you’re one stop resource for Discover > Explore > Pilot > Deploy > Manage

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TechEd USA 2009 – Our Interviewers Erdal & Justin

When we caught up with Trika she wanted to do two things

1. Try out the camera
2. Film us as she thought it wasn’t fair we got to film her

Well, you can’t argue with her, so here’s her videoing us about TechEd, as we did to her!

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TechEd 2009 USA – Erdal goes for a Drive

We found a car and Erdal took it for a drive…Check it out!

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TechEd – Justin & Erdal

At the Windows Embedded party, MCT Randy Muller interviews Erdal and Justin about Springboard.

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