TechEd Day 4: Closing the booth

I made it to the booth by 9:00 where Eliot was waiting.  Once I showed up, it was time for another prize giveaway.  I walked around and found a winner.  It looked like we were doing our job of getting attendees into the usability study and the Ask the Expert panels.  I set up our…

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TechEd Day 3: Rickrolled at Universal

Ok, today is Thursday, which is the day of the night of the big Universal Studios party so, needless to say, I am stoked.  I got up earlier than planned, had some breakfast, and went for a swim.  The weather in Florida is ridiculously hot, it’s like hell’s having a party and decided to bring…

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TechEd Day 2: The lonely ask an expert panel

This is the day that I’m supposed to give my speech.  I have brought my laptop to the conference and have my slides primed.  I’m still a little nervous about presenting, but having gotten a feel for the conference and having talked to the many kind attendees, I feel that this will go pretty smoothly…

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TechEd Day 1: Getting the ball rolling, getting over Jetlag

After taking the red eye from Seattle at 12:40, I arrived at 8:30 am Seattle time in Orlando.  I had met another Microsoftie who was a consultant from Minnesota.  He gave me the short lowdown on the TechEd event and then kindly gave me a ride to my hotel.  He was very pro at travel,…

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