Dear TechEd Diary,Unlike TechEd of years past, Thursday marked the very last day of the conference. I went to a few sessions, but the best part of the day was the all-attendee party held for us at Mardi Gras World. Food, live music, oppressive heat (wow.. it was hot in that warehouse) and good times.Here … Continue reading TechEd Diary Day 4 (Last of 5) – June 10, 2010
Dear TechEd Diary,After breakfast at the hotel with some teammates (it’s nice to know someone with access to the concierge room), the morning was spent editing videos from the previous two days. Hopefully by the time you’re reading this you’ve already enjoyed the footage and embarrassments documented therein.This afternoon I attended some more excellent virtualization … Continue reading TechEd Diary Day 2 – June 8, 2010
Dear TechEd Diary,It was another long day of sessions, followed by another long night of parties. Actually, the first party was really a user group meeting disguised as a party. My teammate and friend John Weston helped organize the first meeting for the group, and they used the fact that TechEd was in town to … Continue reading TechEd Diary Day 3 – June 9, 2010
Dear TechEd Diary,Today was the first day of TechEd, which of course involves getting registered (unless you arrive early enough the day before to get over to registration… which I didnt’t) followed by the Opening Keynote. Bob Mugila and a cast of several “demo monkeys” impressed us all with where Microsoft is going in several … Continue reading TechEd Diary Day 1 – June 7, 2010
Dear TechEd Diary,Here we go!Sunday was spent traveling to New Orleans, and then spending quality time in the French Quarter with my team, Microsoft “influencers”, and good friends. “Hey Kevin… Is that you doing Karaoke at the Cat’s Meow?”No comment.PS – I’m working out some issues with buggy video rendering software on my PC. I’ve … Continue reading TechEd Diary Day 0 – June 6, 2010
Dear TechEd Diary, Here I am at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, sitting at gate G17 awaiting my Delta flight to New Orleans. And already I’ve seen a few other suspiciously looking geeky people at the gate. It’s a fun little game I call “spot the geek”.“Really, Kevin… you’re being inconsiderate.?”On the contrary, I mean it … Continue reading TechEd Diary: Spot the Geek!
As I’ve done in the past, here is a compilation of random scenes (aka “Video Diary”) of our team’s Readiness Launch event for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 that happened in Bloomington, Minnesota on May 27, 2010. I was the presenter for the IT Pro track covering those products. We discussed planning for, deploying, and … Continue reading Video Diary: Office 2010 / SharePoint 2010 Launch Event
This was such a big hit last year that they’re doing it again. Starting in Montreal on May 21, 2010, the bus rolls on down south and a little bit west, eventually ending up in New Orleans on June 5, just in time for TechEd North America. Stops along the way will give you an … Continue reading Get on the bus, Gus!