Featured in the Dutch ITbende podcast today
With the 2012 Dutch Microsoft TechDays event looming on the horizon, interest is heating up. As a virtual IT Pro Evangelist with Microsoft Netherlands, I was invited to participate in the ITbende podcast, together with Daniel van Soest, one of my fellow IT Pro Evangelists these days.
Daniel and I joined for the first 35 minutes, in which we discussed the tracks, content and specifics of the 2012 Dutch TechDays event, including GeekNight (2m07) and Nokia’s
ThrowGive Away promotion (5m50).
Microsoft’s strategy for the Natural User Interface (NUI) with “Metro, Metro, Metro” (7m55) at its base also got some coverage through Daniel’s accurate qualification of Kinect (8m51): “Handy”.
Of course, going through the content for both the IT Pro day (February 15) and the Developer Days (February 16 & February 17), we touched on a lot of subjects. One of these subjects was the Microsoft cloud (15m07) and how developers can use the cloud not just for storage, but also as a bridge between Microsoft’s platforms (Windows, Windows Phone, XBox) with the (soon to be released) Barrel Organ Game as an example. (19m12)
As seasoned IT guys, we also exchanged thoughts on achievements. (24m47) Where Daniel sticks with XBox achievements, Microsoft has also released an achievement add-on for Visual Studio and last week a website gained some interest with its service management achievements. Good fun!
When you’re equipped with day-to-day Dutch survival language skills and a broad IT interest, I actively encourage you to download IT bende podcast 141 and listen to it, for example in the car on your way to work.
I guarantee you’ll have as much fun as we did.
ITbende is a non-commercial Dutch IT news website with a weekly podcast, where Martin Broerse, Dae Punt, Luc Sala and Bart van Klaveren discuss the latest IT-related news. Often they invite people into their podcast to discuss a trending topic in more depth.
About my role at Microsoft
Last year, I started as a virtual IT Pro Evangelist with Microsoft Netherlands. In this role, I’m working on the Dutch TechNet newsletter as an author, together with Daniel van Soest and Tony Krijnen (among others).