The Conference ended with David and I dragging feet, with little to no sleep, but with the satisfaction that we delivered to the best of our abilities. I woke up the following morning after spending part of the previous night packing my suitcase, only to come to the realization that I left my pair of Louis Vuitton glasses somewhere along (ouch!).
After having breakfast downstairs, we (David & I) hopped a ride to the Microsoft campus with Mark Rockwell (Rockton Software) and Jim Peliksa (Rockton Software). It was time to go get some goodies for the trip back home. After the campus store opened, we went downstairs and I got a remote controlled Warthog (Halo 3), a cool MS presenter's mouse, and an ultrasleek MS mouse for my wife. I also managed to pick up an embroided Bing hooddie sweater for my daughter.
We went back to the Oak room. David went off to a team meeting and came back after 1 hour. We then went to Scott Stephenson's office to get our goodbye picture taken. I have to admit, it was a bit worst than an Internet break up. Dave and I had worked closely for the past 18 months on more than one blog and in the last 3, on the conference materials. We finally got to meet in person, then had to say goodbye.
Ok, I know what you thinking... After THAT hug, I felt we owed it to each other to bring our wives together.
David had a few more meetings and I had to go pack up my laptop and goodies to go meet the shuttle down stairs, not before saying goodbye to long time friends Dave Gaboury (a.k.a., Father Dexterity, now working on the AX team) and Emily Roen. Emily and Dave escorted me to the shuttle and my journey back to Atlanta began.
Upon arrival to Hector International (Fargo's airport), I had to maneuver a bit with the goodies and pack them in my suitcase somehow.
As for David, I had a chance to speak to him today and he is on his 36-hour journey back to Aussie land. Good luck my friend and talk to you soon.
I have to thank the entire Microsoft Business Solutions organization for vouchering my participation at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009. It was one of the most gratifying experiences of my career as a Dynamics GP professional.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC