I mentioned that one of the negatives of my trip to Barcelona was not getting to sessions and the positives were all around the people I met. I was minding my own business in the speaker room when Eileen got into a Powershell conversation with a man in a most distinctive tie. She had a suggestion for how Powershell could be improved and the man in the tie listened and ended up saying "Can you send me the [something] I'm .... " Eileen said simply "I know who you are". After he'd left Eileen turned to me and said "Did you know he was ?" ... I didn't, but from what I'd heard he was connected to Powershell and Eileen knew him when he didn't expect her to. "That was Jeffery Snover" (and he's posted a transcript of his session)
You may have seen that the other UK evangelists pitch in and help with user groups - we'll provide rooms, catering and speakers for them just to make the process easier. I've got someone talking to me about a directories user group. Now if anyone there is interested in starting an HPC or Virtualization group with a Microsoft thread to it I'd love to hear from you.