March 9, 2009

2009 Microsoft MVP Global Summit overview

2009 MVP Global Summit

Compared to last year’s Microsoft MVP Global Summit, I think this year’s event went a little better. It’s not to say that last year’s event was bad or anything, but last year was more about what was cooking, and this year was more about taste testing. For example last year our feedback was more about what should be done to Terminal Services, and this year it was about giving feedback to what they have been able to accomplish over the past year.

We attended sessions on the following products:

· Windows Server 2008 R2
· RDP and Calista
· Remote Desktop Services
· Remote Desktop Virtualization
· Capacity Planning
· Application Compatibility
· Live Mesh

The sessions went very well, and we received a wealth of information, as well as being able to give feedback on what was presented. Due to non-disclosure agreements I can’t really talk about what was presented in those sessions, but as the release dates for those products comes closer, Microsoft will of course make information about what features are or are not going to be included available to the public. I don’t have a crystal ball, but if what was shown with a little tweaking is to be the final products, you will be pleasantly surprised.

And then there is this:

· “Terminal Services” is now “Remote Desktop Services”
· “VDI” is now “Remote Desktop Virtualization”

But wait there’s more

· The “Terminal Services Group” is now the “Remote Desktop Virtualization Group”

Product name changes are nothing new, but it appears product groups are also not immune; it did make for some interesting tongue twisters during some of the presentations.

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