This is the second volume of a book that many people thought would never see the light of day. In early 2007, the editor of the first volume, Paul Nielsen, had an extraordinary idea. I’ll let him tell you about how this idea came into being, by including a section from the preface to Volume 1:

Each year Microsoft invites all the MVPs from every technology and country to Redmond for an MVP Summit—all top secret—“don’t tweet what you see!” During the MVP Summit, each product team holds a series of presentations where they explain their technologies, share their vision, and listen to some honest feedback. At the 2007 MVP Summit in Seattle, Bill Gates presented his vision of the future of computing to the MVPs and then took questions for ...

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