Monday, June 06, 2005
TechEd 2005 First day
I got into Orlando last night after spending the entire day in airports and on planes. Don't ask. Now that I'm finally at the conference, registration was quick and painless (as it always has been), and I was able to make it just in time for the pre-conference training session that was put on for the staff. The main point that they made was that as Staff, we are ALWAYS representing Microsoft and as such to be careful in what we say. They gave some other tips such as how to deal with media and folks such as that, and to only make comments about our area of expertise. Makes sense.
The Convention Center built a whole new annex a few years back, and that is where the conference is. Nice and open, and there appears to be plenty of space. I'm waiting to see how widespread the wireless network is - hopefully it will be available throughout the entire convention center. I'll have to view the Steve B. keynote from the overflow room, but it should be exciting. CommNet appears to be using the same old computers that have been used for the last 5 years, so we'll see how well they work out. Probably won't use them unless I need to access the internal conference network. Gotta head up for the keynote. I'll blog more later.