Thursday's meeting of the SBS Partners group in Manchester was good. The group is several meetings down the line now and starting to feel like its got some direction. Great turn out from Microsoft with 4 people representing the company. In particular Gareth Hall, server product manager, and Emily Lambert, SBSC programme lead, who are heavily involved in the new SBS2008 launch and had plenty to tell us about what to expect in the next couple of months and how we could get involved. Certainly got me fired up for the new upcoming version.
Also pleased to meet Vijay who is the partner area lead for SBSC - think we'll just refer to him as the SBSC API ;-) Been keeping an eye on his iQubed blog for useful posts this year. Be good to see you up here again Vijay. BTW he seems to have more acronyms than Symantec.
(Hey Manchester got a mention :-)
The meeting isn't just about Microsoft either, we've got a range of partners from one-man to 20 staff so the peer support and discussion is varied and helpful. Next meeting is 18 September with some interesting third-party visitors from what I've heard. See you there.