Microsoft’s WPC

July 7, 2008

Microsoft Partner Conference

Paul is not attending the conference formally known as Velocity for the first time in five years. I was the first blogger granted Press credentials into a Microsoft Press Room back at Toronto in ’04 and again in Minneapolis in ’05, Boston in ’06 and last year in Denver.

Everyone is talking about Social Media today, but we had a vibrant Microsoft developer community of bloggers back in ’04. Then the talk was about the New Microsoft, the community and how they listened and got it. Our blogging efforts were affirmed by the Developer Evangelist Team when they established Channel 9.

All has changed, changed utterly. Microsoft PR stopped trusting us and turned the Partner conference, TechEd and Channel 9 into informericals that they can control.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: