My trip to CEBIT 2008


This week wasn’t just the SharePoint conference in Seattle but it was also CEBIT in Hannover, Germany.

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This show was massive,  I mean massive.  Over 5000 companies over 26 halls.

I live in Birmingham near the NEC which is next to the airport and I thought this exhibition hall was big but Hannover is massive.

I had the delight of Samsung flying me over with a tour of their stand and free entry to the show.

They had some amazing new technology including an 82inch HD TV which was very clear and bright and also the worlds smallest colour laser printer and projector.


I was over to talk about my ideas of connecting the Microsoft Learning Gateway with their Samsung Q1 which is a UMPC.  Fingers crossed we’ll start seeing those in the near future.

I also got chance to have a look around the show.  Didn’t get enough time to look around the whole show – would have needed a week to do that but I did get to the Microsoft stand.  I thought the Samsung and T-Mobile stand was big but this one took up half a hall.  They had partners on the stand and showing off all the latest technologies including SQL2008 and Windows Serer 2008.  I wanted to get a few fliers about Windows 2008 as I’m presenting of the product next week and thought it would help.  Surprised and disappointed that they had nothing in English or Germany.


Over all I had a great day and thank everyone at Samsung for the day.

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