The Realm of the Verbal Processor

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Presenting at TechEd Too???

Last week I had big news about being invited to be a presenter at the Microsoft Management Summit. That was huge and very encouraging…a very big week. Then came Friday afternoon…

I’m at my daughter’s school watching her in a Geography Bowl competition (which she won!). Just as it was starting, my phone buzzed…an email. I took a quick glance just to see who sent the email. It was from Martin Dey again. Here is part of what it said (copied with Martin’s permission):

The product team liked your topic “Operating System Deployment (OSD) in the Real World” so much they asked me to also propose it for the TechEd US event. They felt this was one of the strongest industry proposals we had received across both MMS and TechEd .

So I went ahead and cross-submitted your topic, and I’m pleased to report it has also been selected for the TechEd US event in Los Angeles in May.

I almost dropped the phone. Wide eyed, I looked over at my wife and told her, “I just received a really big email. We need to talk after this is over.” I spent the rest of the afternoon shaking my head and repeating “Wow”. To say that I am excited would be an understatement! And honestly, that statement from Martin is both honoring and humbling at the same time. Wow was that encouraging. As a family, we went out to celebrate Friday night. Laurel wanted McDonald’s. I wanted Chinese. We did both!

I still need to confirm that I can get the time from Virteva to do the TechEd event, but I don’t think it will be a problem!

Update: Just found out from my leadership that I can officially accept the TechEd speaking invitation!

January 26, 2009 - Posted by | Microsoft, MMS, TechEd


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  2. Congrats. No worries mate. You’ll do fine. Hey if they want you to present at the Tech-Ed in Australia we’ll come by and visit.

    Comment by Kent | January 26, 2009

  3. Woah! Congratulations! Mr. Big League. Hopefully I’ll be able to see you at one of those two…

    Comment by Matt | January 26, 2009

  4. Congrats! This is a big year year for you! Hopefully, I will see you at MMS.

    Comment by Matt Dewell | January 31, 2009

  5. Jarvis, I’m really excited for and proud of you bro. What amazing honors. Awesome to see how the LORD is blessing you and your family.

    Comment by Philip | February 1, 2009

  6. Schweeet! Bravo!

    Comment by Jason | April 7, 2009

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