ITEXPO opened a few hours ago in Miami. As in any trade show the most exciting part is meeting up with old friends and catching up on their new ventures…
In the first 3 hours, I ran into Andy Abramson, Ari Rabban, Rich Tehrani, Alex from Voipswitch, and many more. Jon Arnold was nice enough to invite me to participate in a panel on considerations when starting a ITSP, which was fun.
My most interesting meeting and that which probably warrants a separate post — was with Erik Lagerway and his partner and Trent Johnsen from SMB Phone - the distributor of Microsoft Response Point in Canada. Erik once an innovative Asterisk developer is now firmly in the MSFT camp! According to him, MS RP is the best IP PBX for small business, bar none.
I definitely look forward to learning more about the Microsoft offering, after all it is not every day that someone like Erik defects from the Asterisk camp!