MVP Summit 2008 Recap

Well, another year, another MVP Summit.  Like every year, I had a blast.  Two things stand out for me this time around:

1. I got to sing Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with a live band!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ocW1PrUGs8

(note that I’m wearing a costume given the rock star theme for the party at the Experience Music Project; although that’s not too far removed from how I looked in the 80’s…)

2. We got to play with the next version of Outlook, codenamed – wait for it – Outlook 14!!!  My favourite new feature – NEWSGROUP SUPPORT!  Finally!!  Here’s a screenshot I sneaked from the user experience lab:

 

Just kidding!!  OneNote MVP Ben Schorr and I were dreaming up over beers at the Office Product Group Party how we could develop a newsgroup solution, and the best we could come up with was embedding Windows Live Mail somehow directly into Outlook.  So if it can be done, maybe it would look like that eh?  Well, if you used Paint.NET…

Oh, and thanks D’Arcy for having “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls stuck in my head non-stop thanks to your gyrations

Eric Legault

Microsoft Outlook MVP (15 yrs). Author: Microsoft Office 2013 Pro Step By Step. Consultant/speaker/Outlook add-in builder/SharePoint pioneer. Guitarist: Maiden Canada (Iron Maiden tribute band)

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