Welcome to SurfaceNation

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Lately I’ve started referring to all of my fellow Surface users as members of SurfaceNation.  I even registered the domain name (but I haven’t decided what to do with it yet.  Let me know if you have any ideas.).   If you consider yourself part of SurfaceNation, here’s my first post specifically for you.

I’ve been pretty busy in the last month with conferences such as Ignite and the MVP Conference.  I’m going to take this opportunity to repurpose some of my other projects in the interest of keeping SurfaceNation abreast of what’s going on in the world of the Microsoft Surface.

First of all, I’ve started a podcast with David Smith called Surface Smiths.  The first episode went live last week and we are in the studio again tonight recording our second episode.  Please take a listen and let me know what you think.  We’d really like some feedback so that we can provide a high quality podcast that provides content relevant to SurfaceNation.

Secondly, as I mentioned earlier, I was selected to run a session as part of the MVP Virtual Conference last month.  My session, Microsoft Surface in the Enterprise is now available for your viewing pleasure on Microsoft’s Channel 9 as well as right here.

Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

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Hi All – I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.

The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Key Note Address.

I will personally be presenting a session called Microsoft Surface in the Enterprise at 10am PDT on May 14th.  The same day, my friend and colleague Garth Gorling will be presenting a session called Azure Test Labs: From Zero to Hero at 1pm PDT.

Why attend MVP V-Conf?  The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone!  Learn from the best and brightest MVPs in the tech world today and develop some great skills!

Be sure to register quickly to hold your spot and tell your friends & colleagues.

The conference will be widely covered on social media, you can join the conversation by following @MVPAward and using the hashtag #MVPvConf.

Register now and feel the power of community!