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The Microsoft Community event had a great opening today at the Orlando Convention Center where Tech Ed has been going on all week.  As I arrived and drove past the convention center, I noticed the lack of Microsoft advertising outside the building. In past years, you would see Microsoft plastered all over the place like on busses, light poles, and outside the building. I wasn't sure why.

What was nice about this event was that Joe Healy, the Florida Microsoft evangelist, was all over the place making sure everything was running okay. I saw him at the registration area as he welcomed everyone with his enormous smile and big hand shake.

I attended a session on LINQ and Silverlight. These are newer technologies that I wanted to explore. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and very patient at answering all questions.

I was invited to attend a luncheon that had all of the Florida user group leaders. It was very informative and Microsoft leaders really want to help us all which was a nice warm fuzzy feeling.

I had the opportunity to see Mike Webb and Dave Dyer from DNNSPIRED.COM. Mike has been very helpful with our local Orlando DotNetNuke user group and went to get sponsors so that the DotNetNuke team could come to this event. I saw Joe Brinkman and Shaun Walker from the DotNetNuke team in the Open Space area and spoke to them about the track that we will be doing on Sunday.

Final numbers for the event is that we'll have almost 200 people coming on a Sunday. Would you believe it, a SUNDAY!

We have some top notch speakers for the track and I look forward to a big day of DOTNETNUKE!


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