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EVENT: Attending the Winter Möbius 2009 Conference in Seattle
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 14.11.09 - 15:11:07 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12505x
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Since 2000, Microsoft holds every year an invitation-only conference called Möbius and next week, this year's Möbius event takes place again in Seattle. Like many Möbius conferences before, I was happy enough to be invited again and therefore I will fly-out to Seattle tomorrow morning. As with most/all Möbius events, it's a kind of surprising agenda since you don't know what Microsoft and their partners will present but Möbius is about mobility and gadgets and therefore I expect we will get some deep-dive sessions about Windows Mobile, Window phone, services and devices; I'm quite sure it will packed with loads information again.

And, as you can see bellow, it's not just about Microsoft technologies like Windows Mobile but Möbius tries to cover the whole mobile ecosystem which even includes other platforms from competitors.

If you haven't heard about Möbius before, it's an invitation-only community (with roughly 150+ members now) of the - as the website describes it - "world's most influential technology pundits and online writers/bloggers, initiated back in 2000 by Microsoft". The yearly Möbius conference brings together around 25 Möbians "which normally interact behind the scenes with companies, big and small, to shape the direction of devices, services, pricing, design and the culture of consumer technology". While Möbius isn't a full featured NDA event/briefing, much of the information - especially the roadmap outlooks - are given under a gentlemen agreed handshake NDA and this worked fine all the years before. However, Möbius isn't just another blogger, press or analysts briefing but the main part of the whole conference it is the vital interaction and discussion between the attendees, Microsoft and its partners. It's 48 hours of discussions, sharing information and thoughts about the mobile and wireless future.

Nevertheless, Möbius also gives enough room for latest news and views and as all the years before, also this year I will do my best to cover as much as possible live through the different channels:

Twitter

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I'm really looking forward how this live photo upload will work. Möbius always a good event to try new features and this year I will have my digital camera with me, which is equipped with a Eye-Fi Pro WiFi SD card. Every photo I take is automatically uploaded to the::unwired (thanks to Eye-Fi's recently enabled FTP functionality), either through my Novatel Wireless MiFi portable WiFi/UMTS router or through a public WiFi around me.

Last but not least the full disclosure: Microsoft is sponsoring this event which means Microsoft takes care of the flight tickets, the hotel and the meals.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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