We’ve seen some awesome and shiny new functionality over the last few days. Most of it is under NDA, and could potentially remain that way for a long time yet. There’s some great stuff coming down the pipeline, revolutionary stuff, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
But trust me when I say this: I’m more excited about the discussions we’ve had with the Windows Home Server team than the actual technology demonstrations I’ve watched.
Let me share a little secret here. When you and a couple of fellow community developers sit down in a room with 15 members of the WHS extensibility team for a “chat”, and they all break out paper and pen and stare at you expectantly, that’s very, very intimidating.
But they listened, and I really felt like we were heard. We all got a strong impression that Microsoft wants to do right by the community and grow the 3rd-party developer ecosystem around the WHS platform.
And that can only mean good things for all of us.
And last but not least, with much gratitude to fellow WHS MVP Yoshihro Okabe, we have probably the coolest MVP swag ever. Allow me to present the newest Windows Home Server MVP:
Big thanks to Microsoft for getting us all together in one place, and running everything like clockwork. Napoleon could have used your event managers during that whole Russian thing.