I attended the Citrix Delivery Center Live event yesterday and I have to say that I was very impressed with the medium and format that Citrix put together with the virtual tradeshow. I think it was very well executed and showed the someone at Citrix Product Marketing was thinking OTB. Awesome job folks.
The presentations were thorough and covered the topics well, although at times I felt like it was going way too fast, but Citrix covered that by making the slide decks available before the sessions so that following along and taking notes was somewhat easier. It wasn't your typical 'death by powerpoint' either. The presenters were doing more than just reading and actually giving some good info.
After, and in between sessions, you could go to the virtual product booths and chat live with the presenters and other Citrites that were hanging out. I made it to pretty much every booth and just dropped in on some of the booth chats, it seems a little slow, so I don't know if the turnout was low for the whole event, or people are even more shy online. I can't believe that though.
I personally enjoyed Bill Hartwick's presentation on "XenApp 5: Never Install a Windows Application Again". Bill did a great job covering the business aspects as well as some of the high level technical topics. Another personal favorite was Calvin Hsu's "Create the Best Desktop Virtualization Solution with XenApp 5". Calvin covered all aspects, business and technical. There were other great sessions as well from many other Citrix folks, so an all-around thanks and good job to the presenters and moderators.
I think all folks that attended the event got a chance to ask questions in a relaxed environment (your home or office) and were shown some of the products and features that are available and why and when to use them.
What did you think of the event and it's content?