I’ve been listening to our customers a lot lately. I get a lot of good feedback here, but it’s no substitute for the direct frank conversations we’ve had at the live events, launch events and conferences like MMS or TechEd.
One of the complaints I’ve been hearing more and more is centered around our content. The crux of the complaint is that we aren’t real world in the demos we do on webcasts, screencasts, live events, hands on labs, etc.
As much as I’d like a raised floor data center at my home or office location to simulate more real work conditions, that just isn’t in my personal budget and I am unlikely to get much through our expense reporting process before it gets red flagged.
So, what would be a happy medium? Are there some core products that you use everyday that we should be including in our mix? Software is probably easier to purchase and use, but keep in mind a lot of us don’t have racks of servers to use when we are out on the road delivering events or webcasts. We typically carry one laptop and that's about it.