Visiting China, South Korea and Japan the Next Two Weeks

This Friday I'm leaving for a 10 day trip to Asia.  Traveling on business doesn't usually get me excited (I was on a plane ~70 times last year), but I am really looking forward to this trip as it will be my first trip to Asia. 

I'll be visiting China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen), South Korea (Seoul), and Japan (Tokyo), and I will be presenting at events, meeting with customers, and visiting one of the development teams in my group that is based in China.  I'm also hoping to get a chance to see immerse myself a little in the countries.

Below are some details on the presentations I'll be doing during the trip if you are interested in attending or learning more:

  • China (Beijing, January 13th)
  • China (Shanghai, January 14th) <= Update
  • South Korea (Coex Conference Center 310 on January 17th)
  • Japan (Izumi Garden Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo on January 21st)

I've been extremely fortunate the last year to have had some great people volunteer to translate my blog posts into other languages (including Chinese and Japanese).  Below are links to a few of the feeds if English isn't your first language:

I'm hoping to meet Xuegen Jin (who has been translating my posts to Chinese and hosting them on HongChao Wang's site) and Chica (who has been translating my posts into Japanese) on the trip and have the chance to thank them personally. :-)




  • Hi Richard,

    >>>>>> Great to read that you are going to Asia. I imagine this trip is in conjunction with the 2008 Olympics

    Actually this trip has been planned for awhile and is unrelated to the Olympics (NBC, who is broadcasting, it is also based in New York). I'm definitely looking forward to seeing at least a little of the city that is hosting the Olympics though!



  • Hi Jack,

    >>>>>>> oh my god, when will you be in Shanghai and where? and will there be a kind of public presentation from you and that people not belong to MS like me can attend?

    I'm going to be in Shaghai for two days early next week. Unfortunately I don't have a public presentation there this trip I'm afraid (although my Beijing meeting is being broadcast).

    The good news is that I have a team in Shanghai and will be visiting at least 1-2 times a year going forward. I will definitely make sure to do a presentation in Shanghai next time I'm in town.

    Hope this helps,


  • Hi Juan,

    >>>>>> Hi Scott, thanks for your posts, and for let us learn in this way. If you don't mind, I have a question: When are you going to come to Seville(Spain)?

    I'd love to go back to Seville someday (I visited there many years ago when I lived in Europe). The next time I present at TechEd Europe I will see if I can visit.

    Thanks again so much for your excellent translations of my posts into Spanish. I really, really appreciate it!!


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