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Bag for Microsoft Ignite 2018

What’s in my bag for Microsoft Ignite 2018

In a couple of days, I will board the plane and fly to the largest Microsoft Conference in the world – Microsoft Ignite 2018. I am very happy to travel to Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando this year. In this blog, I will quickly share with you what I pack in my bag for Microsoft Ignite.

Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT professionals hosted by Microsoft. You can get the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork, and productivity.  I am really looking forward to it and meet other enthusiasts around Microsoft Cloud solutions. And of course, to connect and meet with members of the Microsoft Product Groups.

In the last couple of days, I am already preparing for the event. Besides checking out sessions and preparing side meetings, I am also packing my bag. One of the most important things for larger conferences like Ignite, is that you pack light. The conferences venue is huge, and your sessions and meetings maybe spread over the whole venue. You will walk a lot. It is important that you have good and comfortable shoes and save weight as much as possible, when packing your bag. And this is what I try this time.



New gadgets for 2013

As 2012, 2013 is going to be an expensive year, because there will be a lot of great product launches. Until today there were two which I really care about, the Nokia Lumia 925 and the Xbox One.

Nokia Lumia 925

I know it’s already a while Nokia announced the Lumia 925 which is a upgraded version of the Nokia Lumia 920 which I own since 7 months. I am really happy with the Lumia 920 and I love the great camera which allows me to make a quick picture when I am on the road.

Since a few days digitec made the phone available to pre-order it in Switzerland and after thinking for a while I am going to replace my Lumia 920 with the Lumia 925. The only hard choice I had to make is which color I like the most, and I decided to order the grey version which should arrived before the end of next week.

There are also some rumors about a Nokia EOS which would have a upgraded 41 megapixel camera. But I prefer a slimmer phone so the Lumia 925 is my first choice.

Xbox One

Another product I can really wait to get, is the Xbox One. Microsoft announced the Xbox One some weeks ago and I really like the new features Microsoft announced like the new Kinect, Skype integration, TV and Media integration, Smartglass. I think that with the new features and possibilities the Xbox One delivers, Microsoft is going to dominate the living room and will change the way we consume media in the future. So I had to pre-order the Xbox One as well.

Just a quick note on the Xbox One; I really loved the new features with gaming sharing and stuff like that, and I don’t understand why people can’t see the advantages of the system Microsoft had created.

Another thing I am waiting for is new Surface hardware. There are a lot of rumors about new Surface devices and I can’t wait to see them.



What’s in my bag for the Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2013

Only a few days left until I catch my flight with Marcel Zehner (MVP System Center Datacenter & Cloud Management) to Redmond for the Microsoft MVP Global Summit 2013. Microsoft invites all MVPs worldwide (approx 4000) for a great week of learning, sharing and networking on the Microsoft Campus. For this week I had to pack some stuff for the flight and the days we will spend and work there.

Bag for Microsoft MVP Summit

  • Nokia Lumia 920 – We sure I need my smartphone and I definitely can use the Pureview camera to create some great shots from Seattle and Redmond.
  • Microsoft Surface RT – I loaded the Surface with a lot of movies for the long flight. The Surface RT should have definitely enough battery life for watching some videos and get some writing done.
  • Zune HD – I already mentioned that I am a huge fan of Microsoft Hardware and I like to have a different music player to save the battery of my Lumia 920.
  • Zune Headphones – I am still impressed by the quality of the Zune Headphones
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 – This is my work machine, a great powerful and light device.
  • WD USB Hard drive – Adding a little more storage to my bag
  • Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse – perfect travel mouse
  • USB Stick with Windows To Go
  • SD Cards – Additional Storage
  • And of course much more…

Btw. I really can’t wait to pick up a Microsoft Surface Pro in one of the Microsoft Stores in Seattle or Bellevue.