Novell's user conference underway in Utah

Yep - it's Brainshare time again in Salt Lake City. I am over here listening to the keynote by Novell chief executive Ron Hovsepian who has managed to stay clear of saying anything interesting so far.

Yep - it's Brainshare time again in Salt Lake City. I am over here listening to the keynote by Novell chief executive Ron Hovsepian who has managed to stay clear of saying anything interesting so far. Former CEO Jack Messman was always good for some anti-Microsoft banter but this is Hovsepian seems to be playing it a lot more carefully - which I guess is why he was chosen to take over from Messman when the former chief was sacked two years ago.

There are a lot of mines for Hovsepian to steer around - the relationship with Microsoft, Novell's reputation amongst other open source players, the companies financial health, patents - but I guess they will have to wait till the press conference and my one to one with him this afternoon.