Zero-day sessions at Tech-Ed.
Okay, so I'm really talking about the TechEd keynotes here, not sessions on zero-day attacks. The keynotes were on the day before the first day, hence "zero day".
While I didn't recognise the actress that they dragged out to impress us, because I never watched "24", she was far nicer eye-candy than the MS execs, so I guess that MS got their money's worth.
My big complaint - a company that has repeatedly expressed concern over staff turnover, is asking us to believe that they can advise us, their customers, how to be "people ready"? I'm not sure I can get behind that.
That, and they had the guy from Groove, Ray Ozzie, stand up and give us a twenty minute talk about his history prior to Microsoft, and telling us that his staff has used Groove to improve medical conditions in a remote region of Afghanistan. All good stuff, but I still have no over-arching view of what Groove does.
Some day, I think Microsoft ought to put up a list of all of their products, and a single paragraph that explains what the product does. Something like this:
IIS: "It's a Web server, and comes bundled with Web-style remote execution services like ASP, ASP.NET"
IE: "It's a Web browser"
Sharepoint: "It's a web site that your team goes to when they want to share files, documents, discussions, etc"
There are still far too many Microsoft products that I couldn't identify if you gave me a description, or describe if you gave me their names.