It's MGX time for Microsoft. The Microsoft Global Experience (MGX) is the company's annual sales meeting for about 10,000 selected employees and a few outside guests.
MGX is in Atlanta again and is running this week. Attendees are being careful about what they tweet, knowing many of us are watching the #MGX hashtag. But already there have been a few interesting and amusing tweets (and pics) from the conference.
Here are a few of my favorite MGX-centric tweets so far (in no particular order):
Emotional 30-year tribute to Steveb. He was rendered completely speechless. Incredibly intense and moving experience. #MGX (In other words, "See, not everybody is calling for Microsoft's CEO to resign or be impeached.")
"VDI doesn't SOLVE your app-to-OS or app-to-app problems... it CENTRALIZES your app-to-app and app-to-OS problems." #mgx (VDI = virtual desktop infrastructure)
How to say 3 weeks of vacation in MIcrosoft language? "OOF to WPC, MGX & TR" (Translation for those not schooled in Microsoft acronyms: Out of the office to the Worldwide Partner Conference, MGX and the upcoming TechReady conference in Seattle.)
Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner gave his "rah-rah" speech last week at the Worldwide Partner Conference, where he bashed Microsoft competitors Apple, Google, VMware and Oracle. The competitor bashing volume is surely turned up even higher at MGX.
Here's hoping Microsoft has something to show its troops, regarding what's coming on the Windows slate front.... We now know Hewlett Packard hasn't dropped plans for its Windows 7 slate (but Asus has dropped its plans for a Windows Embedded Compact one). Microsoft needs to show existing and potential customers why Windows 7 slates are worth waiting for and (supposedly) better than the iPad.....
(Image: Courtesy of @barbarajosef: Pic of the MGX stage.)