If you'd like to join us please edit the wiki to add your name - that way we'll have a good idea of how many people to expect.
Where: The Coach and Horses pub, 29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1V 5LL
When: 11th December from 6pm to 8pm (and onwards for anyone that fancies it)
Who'd enjoy this? Anyone who's interested in discussing cloud computing with two of the leaders from Microsoft
What do I need to know? This will be an informal chat with two interesting passionate guys over a pint or two (or soft drink if you prefer). We're meeting in the function room that's located above the bar - to access the room you'll need to let the bar staff know your intention as you literally have to go behind the bar and up the stairs to reach the room - it's on the first floor. This is the old location of the Social Media Cafe so if you've been there then it will already be a familiar location.
What about food? The pub serve good hearty "pub food" and hence you are welcome to order food though Microsoft won't be picking up the bill!
Jeff Hansen and Angus Logan are keen to meet interesting people on their way back to Redmond following Le Web - their details are shown below
General Manager – Services Strategy / Live Mesh, Microsoft Corporation
Jeff Hansen reports to Ray Ozzie and is responsible for helping drive Microsoft’s services strategy. Central to this strategy is the “Software plus Services” approach that brings together the best of cloud-based services and the software that resides on a world of devices. An approach that utilizes the power of local client and/or on-premises server software combined with the reach and always up-to-date nature of services in the cloud. As part of this effort, over the last three years Jeff has worked closely with Microsoft’s Live Services platform team on the mesh initiative - providing Product Management support for the Live Mesh offering and the recent introduction of the mesh technologies in the developer focused Live Framework – Community Technology Preview. Live Mesh is a marquee example of the S+S approach – providing symmetry between the client and the cloud by using the web as a hub to bring together a wide range of user’s devices. Enabling individuals to manage, access, and share their information and programs seamlessly on the web and across their world of devices. Deliverying on the vision of computing experiences that seamless span the ‘data, devices, people, and applications’ people interact with everyday.
Senior Technical Product Manager, Live Services, Microsoft Corporation
Responsible for all technical product management of Microsoft’s Live Services (consists of Windows Live Platform / Live Framework / Live Mesh), Angus’ team manage content creation, high-value opportunity management, and developer experience. Prior to being on the Live Services team, Angus was a Portals Technology Specialist with Microsoft Australia, worked for several Microsoft partners, was an MVP, and co-authored a book on Microsoft Content Management Server. You can read Angus’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/angus_logan/ or spot him around the world.
Technical Evangelist, Live Services, Microsoft Corporation
James Senior is responsible for driving global awareness and understanding of Microsoft’s Live Services (including Live Framework and Live Mesh) to technical audiences and business decision makers. Prior to this role in Redmond, James worked as a Technology Specialist for Microsoft in the UK and as Senior Developer at Intel Corporation. James blogs frequently at www.jamessenior.com and you can follow him on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/jsenior.