The best of the Microsoft MVP 2011 summit tweets (so far)

The best of the Microsoft MVP 2011 summit tweets (so far)

Summary: It's that time again. Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals -- the company's all-volunteer army of enthusiasts -- are in Redmond for another MVP Summit. And they're lighting up Twitter.

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It's that time again. Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals -- the company's all-volunteer army of enthusiasts -- are in Redmond the week of February 28 for another MVP Summit.

The MVPs have been warned against tweeting anything covered by non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). The Softies know all too well that many of us Microsoft watchers pay close attention to the MVP twitter streams around this time of year, just in case anyone drops a codename, a ship date or other tidbit of interest.

On February 28, .Net Developer Platform Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie is keynoting the summit. On March 1, CEO Steve Ballmer and Corporate Vice President of Online Services Ron Markezich are keynoting. Attendees also get updates from various product teams throughout the week -- and customized hockey jerseys.

So far, the MVPs have been minding their Ps and Qs (and NDAs). But that doesn't mean there haven't been a few tweets that caught my eye. Here are my favorites (so far):

@BrentO Everybody who thought you'd get a free Windows Phone 7 at #mvp11, I've got two words for you: mouse pad.

@tromboneforhire If anyone on the bus asks, I want to say I am a KIN MVP. Think that'll fly? @mvp11

@DavidGiard Day 1 of #MVP11. Looking forward to being the dumbest guy in every room.

@GFritchey @SQLSarg you do snore.

@StrateSQL Bus is starting to rebel. Driver has no idea where campus is. #mvp11

@ChrisLove Watching @keithelder work the room like a good southern politician. Yep just kissed another baby... #mvp11

@MidnightDBA Sean's hair is very fluffy today,a nd @mrdenny looks pretty. #NotNDA #MVP11

@wbm A quick trip to the apple store to learn how to hard reset and fix my iPad. (Ooops. Not an #mvp11 tweet, but definitely a tweet by a Microsoft MVP)

@bsimser Awesome presentation at #mvp11. Windows Phone 7 will impregnate your cat and do your dishes! Can't wait for the update now.

@sbohlen OH: "I don't know what half these things do, but we'll have support for all of them in vNext." #mvp11'

@PeterRitchie Free Windows Foam 7 at #mvp11 Woohoo!

@carlosfigueroa I just realized I'm the ONLY Ecuadorian at #mvp11, and tomorrow is "Hug an Ecuadorian" Day.

@buckwoody Little known #MVP11 factoid: Oprah stops by tomorrow to give everyone in the audience a Segway. (batteries not included)

And MVPs: I'll be here all week. So if you want to make it onto this regularly updated list, keep those 140-character, one liners coming.... And if anyone needs directions on how to get around the Redmond campus without a car, I'm your woman.

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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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  • RE: The best of the Microsoft MVP 2011 summit tweets (so far)

    Mary Jo<br>you "Kinned me" with this :-) :<br><i>@tromboneforhire<br>If anyone on the bus asks, I want to say I am a KIN MVP. Think thatll fly? @mvp11</i>
    Ram U
    • RE: The best of the Microsoft MVP 2011 summit tweets (so far)

      @Rama.NET I much prefer this:
      Bus is starting to rebel. Driver has no idea where campus is. #mvp11
      The idea of that rebellious bus. :)
      Liz - <a href="http://blaagh.org">fail blog</a>
      izzypiz
  • You should see other comments

    If you really want an earful find out what the MVP's in categories that are being killed off this year are saying. It was fun watching Microsoft push going to the summit, and when someone pushed finding out that whole categories were going to have no material.

    That and the fun of offering Microsoft partners a chance to go to the summit (going to be a lot of really NDA material with this) saying they get the chance to rub elbows with the MVP's. Especially funny since a number of the folks they called were MVP's
    oldsysprog
    • new material

      Yes, I heard there are several categories where there is absolutely no new info for this year's summit. I've also seen a few of the MVP attendees on twitter complaining that they haven't seen anything that is really worthy of an NDA.. MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
      • RE: The best of the Microsoft MVP 2011 summit tweets (so far)

        @Mary Jo Foley

        The NDA is more about consistency of control then actual prevention of distribution of true NDA worthy info. You can bet that if there is ever one of these event which by the end no NDA worthy information ash been presented there will still be frequent NDA warnings. This is because the abscence of a serious NDA attitude at the event is by itself information enough to know that the event may not be worth attending.
        BlueCollarCritic
  • This is my favorite

    http://twitter.com/#!/carlosfigueroa/status/43030298946043904
    cfigueroa1982
  • RE: The best of the Microsoft MVP 2011 summit tweets (so far)

    Ha this one is great
    @carlosfigueroa
    I just realized I???m the ONLY Ecuadorian at #mvp11, and tomorrow is ???Hug an Ecuadorian??? Day.
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