Last March, Microsoft hosted the MVP Global Summit... a calling where all MVP's are invited to Redmond, all wrapped up in a nice tight NDA bow. They organize it by your competency... or more commonly known as a product SKU. In April my award was up for renewal and instead of receiving a renewal for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) , this time it was for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). All of the MCMS MVPs were transitioned from MCMS to MOSS MVPs a month or so before that.
So, at the summit we usually pair up into our respective groups. Those of us CMS folk were usually paired up with the SharePoint MVP's in the past (there were only five of us at the last Summit in September 2005, four in attendance: Spence, Joel, Angus, and myself). This time, only Spence and I were onsite. But this time, we already knew the CMS MVP designation was gone and we were officially MOSS MVPs.
This time, only two of the old CMS MVPs made it to the Summit: Spence and myself. At the Office Group dinner, Spence found the placard just for us (which was smuggled out :P)! Somehow we sneaked through! So we had to get the last pictures of this dying species known as CMS MVPs: :)
|AC & Spence @ the Office Group dinner (Shane Young & Heather Solomon in the background)||Bottom's up... here's the last official MVP round for MCMS!|