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Heading off to AK

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Phoenix, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Phoenix
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    So found out last thursday I'll be presenting at our upcoming Microsoft Lunch & Learn type sessions, at EVERY office, so i'm off to Alaksa this afternoon for the first time (leaving me just 1 state to visit to hit all 50!)

    I'll be presenting Hyper-V 2.0, Win2k8R2, XenDesktop, Windows 7 and SCVMM/SC Suite

    Boise and Spokane two weeks later, then Portland and Seattle a week after that
    hopefully the Seattle one should be rocking by then! :)


    Heres to short notice, cya on Friday!
     
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  2. Boycie
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    sounds awesome! You must have been to more places than Michael Palin now mate.

    good luck, safe trip.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    I feel for you.

    I had to go to Ebbw Vale last week...

    :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Gingerdave

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    Sounds like a lot of work but a good opertunity to see all the big people as well

    Have fun!
     
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  5. jk2447

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    You are so lucky, I'd love to go there! I just love travel. Have a safe flight
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Cool! Where's Alaksa? :twisted:

    Be safe, stay warm. :)
     
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    I went to Skegness once.
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    I'll buy you a beer when you come to QLD Ryan 8)
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Sounds great mate.

    You must be racking up the air miles now! :biggrin
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    So the final part of my presentation tour is coming to an end

    Last Sunday I left Boise at about 4pm and drove the 7 hours to Portland
    spent monday in Portland in meetings, presented on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning drove up to our corporate HQ in Lacey, Washington. Today I drove up to Bellevue Washington to deliver the final presentation and will then be driving BACK to Portland so I can attend some training tomorrow afternoon on VMware ThinApp
    then I finally get to drive back to Boise tomorrow night, so I should be home by Saturday! :D

    The events have gone very well, apparently as the speaker I was not eligable to win any of the 360 elites! oh well :)

    The format changed a little from the Alaska event

    it was Windows 7 / MDOP, new tech, business benefits etc
    System Center (SCCM, SCOM, SCDPM, SCMM, SCSM, Opalis)
    Exchange 2010

    so a slight deviation, we cover some of the 2008 R2 talk in the Win7 talk

    and today i can throw in all the new announcements MS made this morning around their VDI offering (license and EULA changes abound!) phew
    i need a vacation now :P

    Total driven distance for this final part of the trip will be about 1400 miles
    not bad considering this time two years ago I didn't have a license :)
     
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  11. wizard

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    That's what I call a road trip :)
     
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  12. jk2447

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    Well done Phoenix. Sounds like a great road trip!

    I went to an interesting demo in one of our buildings yesterday showing our workstream to deploy OS's and apps. We are also getting into intel's vPro technology to remotely power on PC's, remotely control the bios, wipe lost laptops, PDA's etc. and are also looking into the next gen of Intels chipsets that can brick stolen kit and lead authorities to its location via GPS.

    Anyway I'm rambling, your trip sounds great. I don't suppose there are any video's on the web of your work mate?
     
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  13. zebulebu

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    I once drove from London to Glasgow, to Newcastle, to Leeds, to Manchester, to Liverpool, to Birmingham, to Cardiff, to Bristol and back to London in the space of 28 hours delivering and installing two servers at each site. No sleep.

    THAT was a road trip.
     
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  14. Phoenix
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    Dude that would be an arse of a road trip,
    atleast its pretty pretty drivin' :)

    Drove past Mt St Helens twice, Mt Rainer, Mt Hood, just the right time of year that its 50+ degrees on the roads but everything around is covered in snow :)
     
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