Betsy Aoki's WebLog

Community Program Manager

July, 2005

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    Amsterdam, are you ready to BLOG?!!!

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    Whew! One presentation down, one two go. And the first one was my hardest one. About 75 people attended my Tech Ed Europe presentaion on the Community Server blogging engine and Microsoft.com's Smart Components. About a 3rd of the people who attended...
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    Betsy Blogs World Tour - Chapter 3

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    Well Eileen and I made it to Amsterdam in one piece – even after the revels that was the Microsoft UK company summer party. Shoutout to my boss Sandy Khaund – I am having serious party coolness envy! They had Madness , Basement Jaxx and Norman Jay...
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    Regionally directed

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    Attention American comrades. You want to know what the most embarassing thing you can endure for your country? Sit around with a bunch of folks from Europe - including the likes of Clemens Vasters , Christian Weyer, and Ingo Rammer as they discuss...
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    The Channel 9 Guy Goes to Europe

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    Well, the Channel 9 Guy pestered me enough after seeing my last post that now I have to indulge his whims.He's been a constant travel companion - quiet, amiable, sinister, and spongy. Because beginnings are always important times, you see here the Channel...
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    Betsy Blogs World Tour - Next Stop Auckland

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    Well, through the kindness of the Australian Microsoft team, I will be evangelizing blogging at TechEd New Zealand and TechEd Australia (at the Gold Coast). The first thing I'll be doing is presenting on the Power of Blogging at TechEd Auckland's Student...
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    Betsy Blogs World Tour : chapter one

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    Well, Eileen Brown came and rescued me at Heathrow. It was touch and go whether I'd arrive -the American Airlines connection in Chicago was late, AND they told me the wrong gate, so I arrived at the British Airways terminal minutes before takeover. Gin...
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    Betsy Blogs World Tour: chapter 2

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    Ok, so a rounding sound of appreciation for the patient UK user group folks who had to put up with my Webcast today - the phones didn't work at first, my laptop cut out of live meeting and then Eileen's would and she'd use mine - and I'm just enough of...
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    London calling

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    By now everyone's read the news . It was wild to be at TechEd Amsterdam and hear it because it brought home how delayed American news sources can be - because of time zone, because of news staff resourcing, but also because our US borders are so far apart...
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    Ballmer on Blogs: Channel 9 Video

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    I loved this video. Robert Scoble talks to Steve B about a bunch of different topics - what is evangelism, what do we want to do with developers, blogging, what does he say to criticisms that we don't innovate. Any doubts about their respect for each...
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    Special thanks to the tram folks of Amsterdam

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    So I may have a TechEd curse where I lose my identificaiton and then find it again. Orlando I just misplaced my wallet in the folds of my backpack and had a panicked 2 hours. Amsterdam I left my backpack on the tram or at the tram station - it's...
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    Closing photos

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    Well I'm back from Amsterdam and I have a few more photos to add to the collection: The sign I put up to get people to talk to me in the Community Lounge. Here Korby Parnell talks to Regional Directors and enjoys the canals. Channel 9 guy...
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