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Point your Windows Media player to the following address to see the SDN Track as well as Keynote and Strategy panel of the SDN Meets Labs on Thursday and Friday this week conveniently from your work or home computer: http://mfile.akamai.com/14947/live/reflector:39875.asx?prop=n

We SDN Meets Labs Palo Alto: Keynote and More already about the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #sdnmeetslabs

Therefore you can be part of the event not only passively watching, but also actively asking questions via the chat, which we will monitor and also project on the wall for everyone to see, so please behave 🙂

Same is true throughout the two days. The camera and the chat will follow the SDN track. If you want to see and hackle Thomas Jung during his Web Services in the ABAP world talk you can do: 11:30 am PST here on the SDN channel 🙂 Well, wait with the heckling until it is my turn, on Friday afternoon 2:50 pm during the SDN Feedback session.

I am a bit disappointed, that no one in the SDN Community has any questions to our great panels. These people take time out of their busy schedule and to listen and answer to your questions and then there is only on out there? Come on SDN you can do better than that so here again are the links to the questions:
Questions for the Strategy Panel in Palo Alto , Meet The Experts Questions: Performance Management, Meet The Experts Questions: Partnering ISV Forum / J2EE Migration , Meet The Experts Questions: Operations Monitoring , Meet The Experts Questions: SAP NetWeaver Programming Model.

It seems a bit like you are not used to that SAP is listening. David Halitsky who will talk about: Beyond “Best Practices”: SAP as a Platform for Innovation (one of the sessions that I am looking forward the most), wrote me this week and he allowed me to post it here:

If someone had told me in 2000, while the Army LMP project was engaged in
vendor selection among SAP/Oracle/PeopleSoft, that SAP America would permit
me to deliver a presentation such as this at an internal national meet, I
would have told him or her that they had been ingesting too many controlled
substances.  The impression the SAP salespeople and consultants gave was of
an organization with a monolithic point-of-view.

When pitching to companies truly interested in and in need of “Best
Practices”, a monolithic point of view is of course useful, because it
connotes self-assurance.  For example, one of the reason my wife’s
professors in the EMBA program at Vanderbilt Owen School of Management
really do like SAP is because SAP forces companies to come to terms with
industry-standard ways of doing things in relation to the idiosyncratic and
ineffective ways in which these companies may be doing things.

We are truly at a shift to go beyond best practices and we are not going it alone, no we are inviting the community to be part of it. This event is one of them that will kick it off.

Looks like even Shai Agassi is on for part of the keynote. Excellent.

See you in Palo Alto or in the chat session. The disclaimer still stands, technology often does not work out as planned, especially in the area of video. Please don’t be disappointed.

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