Ordinarily I don’t jump on these bandwagons and slam something publically like this, but I have no choice. I’m amped up ready for a launch event and I’m in the office so I don’t have access to porn, so I’ll blog-off this energy.
Jen’s already written an excellent blog on the issues with the event so far, but I’ll add another perspective.
I signed up to be a moderator in a couple of the expert pods and not only have I had an hour worth of trouble getting logged in, but now the chat window in the pod won’t come up. Apparently, the site doesn’t work in IE. REALLY!?!?!?!?!?!? I mean REALLY?!?!?!?!? Now, I’ve had a couple people tell me to just install chrome and it’ll work just fine, but I’m not going to install a new browser just to watch an MS webcast. If anyone should be IE friendly it should be the SQL Server Launch Event. This is just ridiculous.
However, I will say that this is par for the course with vendors. This is the type of lazy, poorly-executed vendor crap that’s pushed on us all the time in the DBA world, so we’re actually used to it. I don’t know who this vendor is, but if I did I would do my part to run them out of the business. So aside from all the issues Jen outlined in her blog, which I’m fully behind, basic compatibility for the customer’s main web platform isn’t even there.
And on top of everything else, I’m hearing from those who were able to get in that they’re not classified as the MVP expert in the chat session, so nobody knows who they even are. This vendor is a joke and they’ve ruined the launch event.