[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] ...so Microsoft called my Boss today.... - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Mon, Nov 21 2005 23:18 bradley

...so Microsoft called my Boss today....

And invited him to a morning presentation on Mobility, MOM, Security solutions and other ways to deploy end to end secure solutions for clients to make scalable and dependable infrastructure....blah blah blah blablah...... at about which time he turned the phone call over to me....and pretended to the lady on the phone that he didn't do anything with Computers and didn't even know how to turn them on just so he could get back to work.  He figured I might be interested so he turned her over to me... even still... as geeky as I am I said “uh can I get back to you on this invite?  So I went to go dig up what they were inviting him to ....and they had to have been reading from the wrong script is all I gotta say.....

'Join us at Microsoft Connections for a look at the tips and tricks you'll need to get the most out of your investment in Office 2003 and Windows XP.  We’ll highlight the ways you can use applications like Powerpoint, Publisher and Outlook more effectively to get your work done faster.  You’ll also learn how your PC running genuine Windows XP can make your environment a secure and productive one.  If you’re looking for a smarter way to communicate with your customers and grow those relationships, we’ll take an in-depth look at Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager.  You'll want to stick around to see how the brand new Small Business Accounting 2006 can make managing your business finances easier than ever.'  

 

That sounds a smidge more reasonable than scalable and dependable infrastructure.... but even still... the buzz words that were coming out of the description of the event.... I don't think even Steve Ballmer himself would have been enticed to attend that event.  I just sounded so plastic and not real world at all.  I reminded me of.... well let me put it this way there are some words I'd like banned at Microsoft presentations.....

 

  • Rich as in ...rich client experience.... rich user experience.....
  • Actionable ... action item....
  • Competency ....now in fairness this is a word that is annoying to me because of other baggage it has...not just Microsoft's
  • Deliverables.... is that even a real word? 
  • Leverage..... this one annoys me too...
  • and more here ....

Bottom line... even for your geeks....the buzz words get a bit much....

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# re: ...so Microsoft called my Boss today....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:47 AM by bradley

don't forget "opportunity"

# re: ...so Microsoft called my Boss today....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:49 AM by bradley

If you guys would "Think outside the box" and come up with a few more phrases, I'll be able to call "BS Bingo"!

# re: ...so Microsoft called my Boss today....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:15 AM by bradley

I would like to add the overuse of the word "Rocks". As in, SBS rocks, Amy rocks, VLad rocks, Chad rocks, Sean rocks, HarryB rocks, Jeff rocks, swing migration rocks, SMB nation rocks..................................blah, blah, blah ad nauseum. Talk about beating a dead horse. I would respectfully suggest that the SBS community (and Microsoft) could freshen up their vernacular, by cutting back on the use of that word.

"Bottom line... even for your geeks....the buzz words get a bit much...."