Weekend activities at TechEd <updated>

I kind of gave partial information about the exam crams and bootcamp we’re doing as part of the weekend community events at TechEd. Sorry for not having more details – but the opportunity to do this came up kind of last minute so we are still pulling things together. THanks for your patience and sorry…


What your mother doesn’t want you to know about TechEd

For starters, I’ll be there. Something else is that we’re having weekend certification events, if you know what I mean. Developers: weekend exam cram On Saturday, June 7, during the weekend in between the two TechEd 2008 events in Orlando, Florida, we’ll be hosting cram sessions to help developers (those attending the event, and those…


TechEd 2008 North America

Tom S just reminded me that things are already happening for TechEd 2008 in Orlando, Florida. I just registered for the IT pro and developer weeks. Are you going? —– Look at this fancy marketing banner: —– Now are you going? If so, here is a bonus: we will have a test center at the…


TechEd 2008, Orlando, Florida in June 2008

This just in: “…Microsoft is excited to announce the expansion of its largest annual technical conference. Tech·Ed U.S. is evolving from a one week conference to two separate back-to-back conferences: Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 Developers, June 3-6, and Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 IT Professionals, June 10-13, in Orlando, FL.” So, one week for developers and one for…


Want to be a technical author?

My friends Linda and Ken from the Microsoft Press team presented a lunch session at TechEd on How to Become a Technical Author. For those of you with technical authoring aspirations but unable to attend said session, I’m poasting a somewhat unreliable mini-summary here. Ken agreed to host a Live Meeting version of the whole session in coming…


TechEd: Forefront Exam in Beta

Exam 71-557, our upcoming Forefront exam, is in beta this week at TechEd… Security peeps, take note: YOU CAN GO SIGN UP IN THE TEST CENTER (N330) AND TAKE IT FOR FREE. More info on the exam here: Exam 71-557: TS: Microsoft Forefront Client and Server, Configuring Don’t forget that the upgrade exams for MCSA…


TechEd: Wall of Fame–Win a Zune

Head up to the test center at N330, take a free practice test in the study hall, and then take and pass that exam… and you’ll get your name added to the Wall of Fame (oh, you heard me! WALL OF FAME!!!) and you’ll be entered to win a Zune… winner to be drawn tomorrow (Friday)…


TechEd: Show me the money

And by money, I mean your MCP card. If you come to the Microsoft Learning booth and show your MCP card (sorry, it actually has to be your card, for real!) I’ll hook you up with a coveted MCP ‘GEEK’ shirt. Funny about the shirts: one of my colleagues gave his 7th grade daughter a…


TechEd: MS Press Books from the Study Hall

Tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm we’re raffling off the (awesome) Microsoft Press books that have been in the study hall all week to help you prep for exams. If you want a shot at taking one home, head up to N32X a little before 2 tomorrow and put your name in the hat. Rules: You must…


TechEd Update: Dude in the Ladies

I just followed an orange-polo-shirt clad young man <possibly a representative of the Partner Program?!?> well in to the depths of the ladies room. When he reached the stalls, he slowed, then stopped abruptly when he noticed me, a girl (!!!!), close on his heels. Then he fled. Find last year’s TechEd restroom coverage, if you’re interested, here.