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Happy times!

I can’t wait to get back home. I really like it here in Bonn, but I’m REALLY looking forward to the next week. Actually the whole year!

For starters, NNUG Stavanger is having a meeting on Wednesday. I don’t think I’m able to participate there, but it would be fun. Thursday morning it’s MSDN/TechNet. I’m going to TechNet. It’s from the morning till about 15:00. MSDN’s having a great list of subjects, like Silverlight 2, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, IE8 etc. You can find the whole list here. TechNet has a high focus on Hyper-V (server virtualization) this time. Click here to get the session list.

After I’ve been to TechNet, I’m driving like a crazy back to Ølen, to host a NNUG meeting where Jan Ove Halvorsen is talking about .NET best practices etc. The day after, AppEd starts. There’s already about 35 people attending, and I’m REALLY looking forward to it! Here’s the schedule for AppEd.

On the night between Saturday and Sunday, we’re planning to upgrade Omega’s main SQL server to Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. We’re also installing a new disk cabinet!
It’s going to be a wonderful week 🙂

It sounds hard to top this, but it’s actually possible… In the end of September, I’m going to Oslo to participate at MSDN Live there, and also my first meeting with the people from the other NNUG branches. There’s a VERY special person coming to MSDN in Oslo, so if you have the possibility, I really recommend coming! Sorry, dudes. I can’t tell you his name.

In November, we’re 17 guys(!) from Omega going to TechEd. That’s also going to be really really nice. As you probably already know, I was there last year and it was like putting a child in the Euro Disney or similar! Here‘s the current list of sessions for TechEd Developers this year. This will change ALOT till we’re traveling, so don’t start planning what you’re going to yet.

So, it sounds even harder to top this one… Well, actually. It’s possible 🙂 I just got a mail from Microsoft that I’m being nominated for MVP (Most Valuable Professional). I will be nominated tomorrow or Friday. Rune (my Microsoft contact) thought that I would have a good chance the next cycle, which is January 1st. Cross your fingers and toes for me!

I’m glad I got the chance to start in Omega, because I’ve developed a lot since I started here! Big thanks goes to my favorite boss, Johnny, my technology God, Torgeir and also my "master" Trygve for being patient with me from day one 🙂

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