2012 MVP Summit

Every year Microsoft hosts the MVP Global Summit at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Over 1500 MVPs from all around the world meet up with the Microsoft Development teams to discuss whats new and to share technical solutions and problems with each other.

The Microsoft Campus is a collection of buildings (over 70?) sprawled over a large site in Redmond. Fortunately they run an excellent bus service fanning out from the central transportation hub to the buildings.

There was a good turnout of Excel MVPs (about 25 out of the worldwide total of 85) and it was great to meet up with both old acquaintances and new Excel MVPs. We spent the week discussing amazing things like (redacted, redacted, redacted and redacted) with the Excel dev team, and having a great time hanging out at the Excel favourite place (Rockbottom).

Anyway enough chat: here are some snaps –

Left: Roger Govier, Bob Umlas, Brad Yundt Right: Andy Pope, Ken Puls, Bob Phillips, Jan Karel Pieterse, Dick Kusleika, Roger Govier

Ken and Dee Puls, Tom Urtis


Ingeborg Hawighorst (Teylyn) , Andy Pope and Ken Puls

Zack Barresse watches Jan Karel Pieterse in action

Ken Puls, Mike Alexander, Roger Govier, Andy Pope, Bob Phillips, Jon Peltier, Dick Kusleika, Patrick Matthews

Kevin Jones (Zorvek) , Chris "Smitty" Smith, Zack Barresse, Jan Karel Pieterse, Mike Alexander

Raising a glass in memory of Nate Oliver: Crystal Long, Duane Hookam, Jane karel Pieterse, Mike Alexander

And finally the Photo Quiz: Where exactly is this famous landmark situated?

Yes it IS this way up.

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