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Here I am sitting at home for a few more hours before heading to the airport to get on a plane to Texas to deliver TechNet Events on Tuesday and Thursday.
"Texas?! You don't usually cover Texas!"
Well, I am pleased to be able to cover some events there now.
For those of you who don't know, we recently did a little shift-around of responsibilities on the Microsoft Across America - TechNet Events team. It was agreed all around that, rather than all of us doing Core Events, Webcasts, managing User Group Relationships, and doing events for partners, and trying also to focus on other efforts, we should split the team into specialties. So, a few guys (Harold Wong, John Weston, and Michael J. Murphy) are now focusing on building and supporting the IT Pro Community, Keith Combs and Matt Hester are taking more of a specific product or technology-area focus.
So, in what we call the Central Region of the U.S., that leaves my buddy Shawn Travers and I able to focus primarily on our "core events"; which means we'll be doing less preparation and delivery of the one-off events, and many more of our main TechNet Events.
We'll still be working with User Groups and Partners and doing other events - but definitely not as many as we were in the past. And we'll have our Community Champs to help manage those relationships and work with our schedules.
"So.. What does your schedule look like, Kevin? Where will you be traveling to for TechNet events?"
I'm glad you (I) asked!
Here I'm taking advantage of a plug-in for Windows Live Writer that lets me search for and insert events from the event site Eventful.com. Of course, it did require me to enter my events into the site first, but once they're there, they can be easily plugged-in to blog posts like this one.
I've also posted my "Save the Day" TechNet Resources for these events here.
And of course, if you want to find the full list of events, plus events going into the next quarter (when they go live), you need to save www.technetevents.com as one of your favorites, or subscribe to the RSS feed from there.
Oh sure - come to Cleveland and Columbus and then dis Cincinnati on 11/27. I see how it is! I suppose we will get stuck with also-rans Matt or Shawn? :)
:) You'll be seeing Mr. Shawn Travers on November 27. Sorry I couldn't make that one, my friend.