A Look Back at the Last Year


Based on the title you might have thought this was a New Year's Eve post but it is not.  Microsoft's fiscal year end is June 30th and we are all in review mode right now.  We are reviewing ourselves, our team, our events, our blogs; pretty much everything we do.  You could probably tell we were busy with something based on the number of guest posts and the lack of us posting!  As I look back on the past year and assessing what we did and how we did it I thought this would be a good opportunity to look out to you and ask you what were some of the great things we did and what really sucked! (Yes I said sucked)

We do take your feedback seriously, we read each and every event evaluation form and reply to a lot of them.  But this is your chance to chime in on the other stuff.  What are your thoughts on this blog?  The TechNet flash?  Our podcasts?  Vidcasts?  Are there things we are doing that you like or don't like?  Is there something that we don't do that you would love to see?

Post a comment and share your thoughts on how we can improve!

Comments (3)

  1. Sean Kearney says:

    I live for the funny Fridays… 🙂

    Actually news on new technology is pretty cool.   Did you know Linksys has a small PBX for smaller businesses for only $200?

    Neat “EH?”

  2. ye110wbeard says:

    I vow to stop drinking coffee.  Clean up my desk.  Start paying my parking tickets on time…

    Oh … shoot.  I thought this was New Years Resolutions… oops..

    Back to blog.

  3. ye110wbeard says:

    Actually I for one find the hands on demos more appealing.   You guys can usually really grab my attention personally, but it’s something TOTALLY different to hear "blah blah blah" about the topic at hand.   The first thing I want to do is get my fingers INTO it right after.   I’m not sure if It’s the same with others.

    The keynotes are always cool.  I found when I went to Mississauga on those little ones that learning about something new was always neat (even if I couldn’t apply it).  IE: Upgrade from SQL 2000 to 2005 live aok.   Heard that from Damir and passed it onto a client who asked two weeks later.

    Yes yes yes… we all know "swag is cool" (and ALWAYS APPRECIATED, THANK YOU JOHN OXLEY!) but getting the hands dirty while hearing about it is sometimes better.  I’m not sure if this applies to others or not.   You’re asking for opinions…. 🙂

    Now I wonder what it takes to get people to repond.

    People.  Don’t be afraid!  These guys don’t bite (unless you’re not looking).    You can talk to them and they will respond.   They might even crack a joke with you.   Go ahead.   Be critical.   We’re all geeks here.   I’ll make more social "booboos" than the rest.  Speak up!  I’m just a regular computer guy working in the industry like the rest of you.   (Maybe more regular than most). I do NOT work for Microsoft (not yet, maybe someday)

    Speak up and be heard… Nothing can be improved with out a little criticism.    I’ll bet the first time Leondaro painted Mona Lisa her eyes were cock-eyed and her nose was pointed at the ceiling until somebody said…

    "Hey!  Yo! LEO!  Smarten up! She don’t look so good!"

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