Monday, March 08, 2010

Start your day with sip of coffee and byte of technology

Coffee Coaching  Microsoft-HPMicrosoft and HP have been bringing technology solutions to small business customers since before most people ever heard of a latte. Things change fast in our industry. Coffee Coaching’s Mission is to help you stay on top of current technologies. If you’re already in the habit of checking your Facebook page over coffee in the morning, now you can use it to stay on top of your business as well.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

MVPs are Dressing my dog – that’s just weird.

Two weeks ago, Microsoft hosted the worlds MVP’s at our 2010 Summit.  SBS and Home Server MVPs are the best MVPs at Microsoft (I may be biased, but that’s what I think), followed of course only by EBS MVPs (who are mostly ex-SBS MVPs anyways!).  Ok, who am I kidding.  All MVPs are awesome, I just happen to have many of the SBS and Home Server ones as my buddies.

Microsoft does it’s best to make the MVPs welcome in the Seattle area, which includes dinners, parties, get-togethers, lunches, coffee breaks, etc.  All in the name of geek speak between MVPs and Microsoft! 

If you’re not familiar with what a Microsoft MVP is, they are community voted professionals that go above and beyond the normal to help out the general public with their issues with specific products.  Most MVPs dedicated a lot of time and energy to this cause, and as such we reward them. 

In this particular instance, the tables were turned.  The MVPs rewarded us!!  Taking advantage of the fact they were on campus they decided to dress up my mascot in appropriate attire.

Ask Chico about Windows Small Business Server!

Now, I’m not normally into dressing my dog, primarily because we are both men and we don’t do that.  In addition to that fact, if you put anything on Chico, he freezes.  But, for this blog, he’s willing to don the clothing and answer your questions.  Simply click in the search box and type your search.  I’m sure Chico will have a blog post for you.  If you don’t find it here, you can also check over at the official SBS blog.  If you don’t find it there, shoot me an email and I’ll see what I can do to write one up for you (no promises on timing though, Steve Balmer keeps us pretty busy over here.

Last and most importantly, I want to publicly thank all of the MVPs for their support and the wonderful gift they gave me.  I don’t have to email this to them, because being MVPs, they are so plugged in, they will find it.