Impromptu Tech Sharing Session with PHIWUG
I spent the week of July 9, 2013 in my hometown of Makati City in Manila, Philippines for a barrage of customer and partner events. Just when my weekend was about to begin during the Friday evening, I still have one more technical session to attend: that with the movers/leads of the Philippine Windows Users Group (PHIWUG). This was held at the Palawan Room of the Microsoft Philippines offices in Makati City.
During this impromptu technical sharing, i talked about Citrix AppDNA and how it can help customers accelerate their migration out of Windows XP, given that Microsoft will end its support on April 2014. MVP John Delizo talked about Office 365. Meanwhile two guests, Chester Coronel, former MVP and currently an employee of Microsoft (which explains why he is a former MVP) talked about Windows 8.1.
We also planned for MVP Jay-R Barrios to do a whiteboard session on Windows client deployment. We planned for an online session because although he was in Manila, he cannot make it to Microsoft Philippines offices. Unfortunately the network connection was too slow for a video+audio presentation.
On top of the technical discussions were also organizational ones as well as planned event in the future, as well as the usual chatter.