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    <p>Yesterday afternoon/last night was the first little MVP Global Summit event.&nbsp; There was a little portals dinner with a handful of CMS/WSS/SPS MVPs who were in town before the Summit starts (Wednesday) and some <a title="" href="http://www.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">MSFT</a> movers and shakers within the portals group.&nbsp; As I posted yesterday, one of the coolest things about this week will be to acually meet some of the people who I&#8217;ve (as wel as many of you) come to know in the portals circles.&nbsp; At dinner (hosted by <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/lliu/default.aspx">Lawrence Liu</a>) I got to meet <a href="http://www.harbar.net/">Spence</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://msmvps.com/shareblog/">Gary Bushery</a>, <a href="http://dotnet.org.za/arnon/">Arno Nel</a>, <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/mnissen/">Mads Nissen</a>, <a href="http://www.portalbuilder.org/sites/daniellarson/blog/default.aspx">Daniel Larson</a>, and <a href="http://blog.spsclerics.com/">Renaud Comte</a>&nbsp;not to mention some people from the <a title="Microsoft" href="http://www.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft</a> side (including our wonderful lead April) who I unfortunately only got their first names.&nbsp; Others there, who I&#8217;d met previously, were <a href="http://ww.mindsharpblogs.com/todd">Todd Bleeker</a>, <a href="http://www.anguslogan.com/">Angus Logan</a>, and <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/default.aspx">Arpan Shah</a>.</p>
    <p>Afterwards Angus &amp; I headed over to <a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2005/09/27.html#a11281">CodeSlam</a> run by <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/">Korby Parnell</a> and the <a href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/">GDN</a> team (<a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/sandyk/default.aspx">Sandy</a> &amp; <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/betsya/default.aspx">Betsy</a>) where we got to meet <a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/">Robert Scoble</a> (Myram was there too) and see many others who were there like <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/default.aspx">Raymon Chen</a>, <a href="http://c2.com/~ward/">Ward Cunningham</a>, and <a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/jamesnewkirk/default.aspx">James Newkirk</a> just to name a few.&nbsp; Angus &amp; I had a cool chat with Korby and <a href="http://stephbu.homedns.org/blog/">Steve Butler</a> about the future of <a href="http://www.gotdotnet.com/">GDN</a>.</p>
    <p>Here are a few pictures I snapped last night at dinner (my first foray with <a href="http://www.flickr.com/">Flickr</a>):
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    <td nowrap=""><a title="Seaplane takeoff" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95537032@N00/47485368/in/dateposted/"><img height="75" alt="Seaplane takeoff" src="http://static.flickr.com/28/47485368_fe56a6ee99_s.jpg" width="75" border="0"></a>&nbsp; <a title="View of the cove from the portals dinner" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95537032@N00/47479221/in/dateposted/"><img height="75" alt="View of the cove from the portals dinner" src="http://static.flickr.com/26/47479221_c1c7a4135b_s.jpg" width="75" border="0"></a>&nbsp;<a title="Seaplane in the cove" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95537032@N00/47479192/in/dateposted/"><img height="75" alt="Seaplane in the cove" src="http://static.flickr.com/33/47479192_2c244a474c_s.jpg" width="75" border="0"></a>&nbsp;<a title="View of the cove from the portals dinner" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95537032@N00/47479135/in/dateposted/"><img height="75" alt="View of the cove from the portals dinner" src="http://static.flickr.com/32/47479135_38abbeae5b_s.jpg" width="75" border="0"></a>&nbsp;<a title="Portals dinner with MSFT and CMS/SPS/WSS MVPs" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95537032@N00/47479093/in/dateposted/"><img height="75" alt="Portals dinner with MSFT and CMS/SPS/WSS MVPs" src="http://static.flickr.com/29/47479093_3ae4c36c53_s.jpg" width="75" border="0"></a>&nbsp;<a title="Angus Logan, Todd Bleeker, and Jim" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95537032@N00/47479051/in/dateposted/"><img height="75" alt="Angus Logan, Todd Bleeker, and Jim" src="http://static.flickr.com/31/47479051_9a1c7173e7_s.jpg" width="75" border="0"></a></td></tr></tbody></table></p>
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