Close to 12,000 Microsoft employees have gathered at the Colorado Convention Centre for this year’s annual (internal) MGX (Microsoft Global Exchange) conference. The conference is for the product teams and executives to come together and discuss the product roadmaps & company strategy.
This year Microsoft has an active Twitter police protecting company secrets from making their way on to the social network. The memo however, did not extend to a cab driver. According to a cab driver, Lady Gaga will be performing at the MGX conference. The information was slipped to one of the attendees who shared it on Twitter and it was spotted by Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet.
The past MGX conferences haven’t had a lot of details to write about. MGX 2009 was where Microsoft confirmed the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and the biggest news coming out of MGX 2010 was a new set of logos for Microsoft products that later turned out to be hoax.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone are expected to be the consumer products on everyone’s minds. Microsoft’s tablet strategy depends on the next version of Windows and it will be in Microsoft’s best interests to get it right the first time.
Update: The cab driver was wrong. Unfortunate.