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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog
I swear a good day lasts forever.  This day lasted a long time.  Let alone this week was pretty good too.  First off this unrelated, but I have an MSDN Premium Subscription with Team Systems, so I can finally develop at home without any issues.  How awesome is that?  I can do what I love to do for fun without have to use trial copies and uninstalling and reinstalling programs.  It gets so annoying after a while.  I am so excited, because I can finally do the real playing that I want do with Server 2008 and SharePoint.  Anyway, so you probably wanted to see the stuff about the Regional SharePoint Conference...
I sort of met Bob Fox on Friday night.  I thought it was him and my suspicions were confirmed on Saturday morning.  He comes up to me and says "I know you" in this real sarcastic tone...Dude's a real interesting guy.  He reminds me a lot of my Uncle Harvey.  Who is a real joker and likes to mess with people.  He's can be a very sarcastic guy too.  It makes me feel a little better about my speaking experiences knowing that he gets pretty nervous when he goes out and speaks with people.   I feel bad that I missed his session, but I debated long and hard about his session vs. Paul Galvin's Session.  I am glad that I went to Paul's session, because he talked about creating custom actions in SharePoint Designer and provisioning sites.  I thought it was cool how he started up this workflow in SharePoint using a list and then showed us how to create it with Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer.  He has a CodePlex Project out there with some samples that I really want to play with when my MSDN goodies arrive.  Jumping back a notch I met some really great people setting up...Gary Vaughn, who is in charge of the whole event.  He's a really nice guy.  He seems like one of those wise sages who has been around the IT Field for a while and can teach a lot to people around himself.  I also met two very cool people.  They remind me of some of my parents friends who I really like.  There names are Janice and Harold Brangman.  I spent a lot of time with Janice.  She's a very outspoken, but very cool person.  I usually try to hang out with people I am most comfortable, so Paul Galvin and Janice Brangman kind of felt like people I wanted to hang out with.  Paul, though, reminds me of a lot of my friends back home.  He's very cool and liberal and laid back.  We spent about 3 or 4 hours just sitting around chatting about everything from cats picking up mice and killing them to New Jersey, Cape Cod, and St. Louis.  I guess you follow someone's blog and there Twitter sometimes you just get a feel for that person.  I predict that Paul will be an MVP the next cycle.  At least I'm hoping.  He is the most deserving person I have ever met in my entire life (well him and John Ferringer).  Ok so other than Paul Galvin, Bob Fox, and the Brangman's I also met Rachel Appell, Wes Bryan, and a bunch of other people (I am sorry I don't remember everyone's name).  Everyone I met was really cool and really great.  I have not met anyone I really disliked so far.  I wish that I felt less like a zombie today and was cooler.  I felt like one calorie of myself, because this bed was a little on the hard side.  I was fueled with a lot of caffeine and awesome people.  I am glad I got to talk to Wes Bryan at Bamboo Solutions a bit about alerts and the guy who did the Disaster Recovery Presentation from AvePoint, Tony Lanni.  I'm really exhausted and I bet you get the jist of the awesomeness of this conference, so I think it's time for me to pass out...No I really don't think it will matter what the bed quality is when I am this tired, so my sleep should rock... Posted on Friday, June 27, 2008 10:21 PM MOSS | Back to top

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Proud of you. Email if you get a chance.
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It was great meeting you Becky! Next time you're in or around Pa, let me know.
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