The 10 best tweets (so far) from Microsoft's MVP Summit

The 10 best tweets (so far) from Microsoft's MVP Summit

Summary: So far, I have resisted the siren call of Twitter. But I love Twitter search -- especially when a tweet-happy Microsoft group is posting up a storm. Microsoft's (more or less) annual summit for its Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) is happening this week.

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So far, I have resisted the siren call of Twitter. But I love Twitter search -- especially when a tweet-happy Microsoft group is posting up a storm.

Microsoft's (more or less) annual summit for its Most Valuable Professionals  (MVPs) is happening this week. And like lots of other reporters and bloggers, I'm keeping up vicariously via the Twitter streams.

MVPs are Microsoft's volunteer army of product and technology experts. This week, about 1,500 of them are in the Seattle/Redmond area to meet, greet and get debriefed.

Microsoft officials are really trying to crack down on MVPs who are flouting their NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) this year. But that doesn't mean there isn't entertainment value in what is (and isn't) being tweeted.

I've been keeping an eye on the #MVP09 stream today. Here are my 10 favorite tweets from it (so far). Some are about products; some are about people. And some are just funny for those of us who know the MVPs and product manages who love (and curse) them.

In no particular order (and with no credit to the twits who said them, so as to keep various folks out of trouble):

  • QA session with Win7 Media Center team. 6 MVPs, 22 team members . . . Lots of questions and answers. some good.
  • Vs2010 slowly gets the RAD-Comfort of what VisualFoxPro had since 12 years! Codename KittyHawk works like VisualExtend Framework
  • Code Contracts was born from Spec#. It escaped from the lab and it's wreaking havoc in the village. :)
  • Judging from the hair color... Visual C++ is old man's game now.
  • MVP Summit Live search update will be discussed in Steve Ballmers Speech on Wednesday
  • New Term at #MVP09 "Draggie Droppie Thingie"
  • Picture #MVP09 to be like DBAs Gone Wild only without all showing of t**s (well, except for @SQLBoyWonder of course.)
  • The "Online Nudity" teleprompter goof pic: http://tinyurl.com/at3ogg (expand) (this was really funny)
  • HELP!! The Microsoft censors are chasing me with a rattan cane!!!
  • Would love if slides don't use red and green to differentiate. Partially colourblind guys like myself can't see the differences

Any other nominations?

Topics: CXO, Microsoft, Software Development, Social Enterprise

About

Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • Wait a minute....

    Ok.. wait...


    So, first you talk about how much you love
    search.twitter.com for searching twitter.

    Then you say you're not going to say who said
    specific things to keep them from getting in
    trouble.

    Then you QUOTE THEM WORD FOR WORD.

    Do you not see where you fell off the logic
    train?
    jaydeflix@...
    • logic train

      Yes, I know people can figure it out. But sometimes just leaving out a person's name can be the difference between the rattan cane and no cane :) MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
  • In other news

    As MS share price continues to descend to new 12 year lows
    and MVPs (valuable to whom?) descend to hear about the
    nothing that continues to come out of MS these days Apple
    has been announced as Fortune's #1 WORLD'S MOST
    ADMIRED COMPANIES.

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/200
    9/snapshots/670.html
    Richard Flude
    • I'll bite...

      Valuable to the people they assist.
      jaydeflix@...
  • RE: The 10 best tweets (so far) from Microsoft's MVP Summit

    Oh for goodness sake Mary Jo, get on Twitter !!!

    Read this: http://wildsignals.com/twitteracceptance/
    Dave_Friedel
    • Stage 1

      I'm still holding out. I'm stuck in Twitter Stage 1: Denial.

      I am glad to use Twitter to search. I have no more time to do any more social networking. ZDNet has a group twitter feed. That is enough for me (at least for now).

      MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
  • Microsoft is scum...why give them money?? (NT)

    NT
    No More Microsoft Software Ever!
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