MVP Summit 2019

MVP Summit 2019

The MVP Global Summit is a conference that happens every year and it is hosted at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, state of Washington, United States of America. It is definitely the best conference I’ve ever attended and I’ll explain why:

  1. It’s diversity and multicultural vibe. You are given the opportunity to meet peers that are working in the same technology as you from all around the world. Some of them, you might have even met or interacted with somehow and then you’re finally able to meet them.?
  2. You are also given the opportunity to meet and interact with the Product Group team. People responsible to build the product you work with that are there, willing to hear from you how could they do better. How they could provide a better product that will fit our customer’s best needs.
  3. And last but not least, every MVP has an NDA signed with Microsoft and as a result of that, Microsoft provides us a lot of classified information about their products. It is really common to see Roadmaps, experimentations, really early releases of features and together, we’d be able to compromise on which direction to take.?

This year’s conference was my 4th time going there. Every single time was unique. I had the opportunity to meet the Channel 9 Studios, to be in a Q&A session with Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO; This time I had a session with Scott Guthrie, Executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise Group.

It is not unusual to see things that were said in my first summit to be released nowadays. Some things that didn’t make sense to me at the time, but now, when it reached public availability, I was instantly reminded of my first summit sessions and how important those events are.

Back to the daily routine, it feels amazing to somehow being able to help our customers to stir in the right direction, according to what Microsoft is planning to do, building a stronger and cohesive relationship between all parties involved.

As a side note, I’d really like to thank Microsoft for the opportunity given and Talentoso for the patience, support, and understanding for my one-week absence.

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