A Bad Week to Travel

I’m on the road this week, in Seattle for the PASS Community Summit conference and in Redmond for meetings and such. Normally I love this trip, because the food is great[1], it’s a beautiful area and it’s a chance for me to get face-to-face time with more members of my team.

But this week I really wish I were at home, and the reason may not be obvious. It’s because I’m going to miss the rollout of the New Xbox Experience. Yeah, I know that’s geeky[2] but I’ve been looking forward to this major overhaul of the Xbox platform ever since it was announced a few months back. Not only does the Xbox UI get a complete makeover, but I will also be able to stream Netflix content directly to my Xbox 360 for instant video gratification.

And it’s going to be released this Wednesday, November 19th. And I’m going to miss it until I get home Friday night. And yes, I’ve been looking forward to it enough to resent those two days enough to blog about it.

Is it Friday yet?

[1] Yes, I’m going back to Elemental@Gasworks this week 😉

[2] And not like "developer geek" but more like "end user geek" which is a lot less cool-sounding


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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2 Responses to A Bad Week to Travel

  1. Your sessions at DevConnections were amongst the best. Thank you for the information it has already been put to use! Good Luck with MicroSoft, they need it!

  2. Aah, my update came down last night and I spent ages just exploring the new dashboard. Very cool.

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