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Tech*Ed Europe: What an organization!
We're at the second official day of Tech*Ed Europe now. Everyone has to admit that it is impressive how well everything is organized. Just the number of people involved in organizing this is huge.There are so many apects to this whole organization: The sessions, the catering, the security, and all kinds of services provided. Just the network alone must be a nightmare to organize:Yesterday morning there were 2500 people logged on to the mobile network at the same time, and they all had a great speed.There ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 30, 2004 8:54 AM

Tech*Ed Amsterdam: Day One
Today is the first real conference day at Tech*Ed Europe. The day started with the traditional Keynote, always a good indication of how Microsoft sees the future. Of course there was, like we are used to by now, the .net and longhorn evangelizing. Microsoft really has a hard job convincing the world that they are right. After years of evangelizing, .net is still not really catching on with the developers. But with Longhorn, of course, this will all change: We will no longer have a choice. We will ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:18 PM

Tech*Ed Europe has started.
Tech*Ed Europe is only officially starting tomorrow, but today is already the pre-conference. There are not many people yet, but there is lots of work being done in the exhibition room, which is also where you will find me: Boot A42, the Shareware Pavillion. I arrived rather early this morning (10.30 am), and so far there hasn't been much that I could do. I got all my stuff from the car, for the rest I have mostly just been waiting. The computers at our booth are not connected yet, so I can only ......

Posted On Monday, June 28, 2004 11:01 AM

Nigritude Ultramarine
Join the Nigritude Ultramarine contest There is currently a google contest going on : the Nigritude Ultramarine contest. DarkBlue wants to find out how Google really works. They picked out the random phrase "Nigritude Ultramarine". After one month, they type "Nigritude Ultramarine" in Google and the participant that shows up first gets a nice prize. After another month, they go to google again, type "Nigritude Ultramarine" again, and the participant that shows up then ......

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2004 9:08 PM

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