MVP Nation 2012 is World's First Windows 8 Conference
MVP Nation ran from March 2nd to 3rd. It was the world's first conference to discuss Windows 8, something that guarantees it a place in IT conference history.
It also offered live streaming for 500 virtual attendees. Technology providers could watch sessions and contribute to them from offices and homes around the world.
The cost of attending MVP Nation as a virtual guest was $99. This was quite a saving compared to a traditional conference.
In addition, virtual attendees avoided the hassle and expense of travel and hotels.
The main topic of MVP Nation was Microsoft Windows 8.
With Windows 8, Microsoft is working to address the threats that Apple and Google Android operating systems pose to its market dominance.
To counter the threats, Windows 8 adopts a unified approach, which provides a platform for fixed, mobile, and entertainment devices.
In other words, it gives a single user experience for PCs, laptops, tablets, smart phones, and the Xbox gaming console.
Microsoft is also aware of the trend for BYOD (bring your own device).
Windows 8 covers business and consumer devices, and aims to make BYOD more achievable for employees and businesses.
MVP Nation was highly technical. Nonetheless, it opened Windows 8 to the scrutiny of technology providers, with Microsoft stating that it’s taking attendee feedback from the conference seriously.
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