Off To Berlin For Microsoft TechEd Europe 2010 Conference

By Mike Maddaloni on Friday, November 05, 2010 at 04:00 AM with 3 comments

Microsoft TechEd EuropeAs you read this I will be frantically packing my gear and even some clothes for the Microsoft TechEd Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany next week, from November 8-10. I have been invited to the conference by Nokia and the people at WOMWorld/Nokia.

For those not familiar with the conference, it is one of many such global events held my Microsoft every year. I attended a few back over a decade ago when I was working on the KWorld project at KPMG and Microsoft was a major partner with us. Sessions and speakers talk about the current state and future direction of technology and how Microsoft products fit into those directions. In short, it's a geefest! My connection through Nokia is around enterprise mobile technology, otherwise known as how businesses are using smartphones and other portable wireless devices.

Questions And More Questions

In addition to the speakers and breakout sessions I will be attending, I, along with Dennis of Wap Review, will have the opportunity to have face-to-face Q&A sessions with several Nokia executives who work with enterprise mobile. I am eager to hear what they have to say, and of course already have a list of questions in mind. If anyone reading this has any questions, please feel free to post them in the comments.

This should be an interesting conference, and a great learning experience. Nokia soon will be releasing its E7 device, the enterprise version of its recently launched N8 device. I am of course hoping to get my hands on an E7, as well as talk about it and the entire enterprise mobile arena, which is certainly a busy place.

An Amazing City

Of course I will be taking in some of Berlin. I visited the German capital several years ago, and had a great time. The mix of culture, history and modernism makes it a must-visit place. Not to mention some great chocolate!

Watch The Hot Iron and @thehotiron and #tee10 – the conference’s hashtag - on Twitter for updates on the event and any notes and news from the conference. I will write a recap when I get back. I should close with the fact that Nokia is sponsoring my trip, and here’s more information about my relationship with Nokia which is being stated specifically to keep the US Federal Trade Commission off my back!


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It would be great if you could ask if the Nokia E7 will be available in the US and when? Do we expect the US to be one of the countries Nokia ship the device on Dec 10?

Thanks Mike!

Picture of AL Comment by AL
on 11/08/10 at 02:52 PM
 


Thanks for the question Al - it is top of the list!

mp/m

Picture of Mike Maddaloni Comment by Mike Maddaloni
on 11/09/10 at 12:44 AM
 


Thanks Mike, I will be anxiously waiting for your response!

Picture of AL Comment by AL
on 11/09/10 at 10:47 AM
 


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