On Friday there was the German MVP Open-Day. Apart from the morning where I was kind of dull the day was great - I enjoyed many talks with fellow MVPs and attendees from MS.
Also the other authors and the project lead from MS-Press, who was responsible for publishing our book, were there. First time all five of us met in one place, and we took the opportunity to sign our books for each other. The project lead also did some presentation and provided us with numbers - the book is selling very well. It's still within the Top 10 of Windows XP books, within the Top 100 of IT-Books. Actually the feedback I received from different readers was very good as well. I hope I'll find the time soon to start another one - I have a great idea for one (something more focused on AD - but nothing which is out there yet) but lack the time to start. Perhaps X-Mas will help to get started ;-)
And I took the opportunity to fix the next date for the next South-Germany regional MVP GetToGether. Looking forward to see the regional MVPs again in January (and we already received some confirmations of nice guests from MS). I think it's very necessary to keep those communities running - especially in Germany it's important to increase the awareness of communities in the IT-Field. I hope we'll see broader communities in the following years, but that's part of another post I'll blog soon (I'll post my vision and excitement about Y2k5+).