Back home from the MVP Summit

5:52 am in ConfigMgr 2007, personal, SCCM 2007, SMS, Sms 2003, Training by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Hi All,

Just got back home from the Mvp summit in Seattle last week, and it has been a thrilling and exciting event all over again. For those of you that don’t know how the summit works, I ‘ll try to describe what goes on during that week. The first real important part is the summit dinner, which this year was in one location with all mvp’s together instead of the old breakup into regions. This was a nice change as you could mingle with your peers more easily, and well the North american mvp’s are still the largest group of Configmgr mvp’s.

Day 2 and day 3 are exteremely exciting days, where we get to spend the full day with the Configmgr product team. On day 2 this was closed off with an informal dinner at a very good steak house. During these 2 days we got to talk to the product team about the near and not-so-near future of our beloved configmgr product. If you would ask me what the main benefit of being an mvp is, than this would definitely be it. They can take everything else away, but don’t mess with my summit :-). The event was finally closed of with one of Balmer’s enthusiastic speeches, but I was on my way back home and to work at that point.

Side note1: I bought me a bose QC2 noise canceling headset on the way back to make sure I could get some sleep at the airplane. These things are amazing by any standard and have had an incredible contribution to my beauty sleep at the airplane and making sure I could get a day worth of work in on Friday.

Side note2: The sms 2003 to configmgr 2007 course I will be teaching next week is approaching rapidly, and we only have 3 seats left, if you want to be part of this course that will heavily focus on real-life hands on labs you’ll have to be quick. More info on this course can be found here: Upgrading your sms 2003 admin skills to SCCM 2007

“Everyone is an expert at something”

Kim Oppalfens – Configmgr expert for lack of any other expertise.