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The theme for this TechEd is, of course, the launch of Exchange 2007, Vista and Office 2007. What is important is that under the covers MS are also launching .NET 3 (Aka WinF) - that is WCF, Windows Foundation, WPF and Cardspace. Yesterday MS creased the news that EVO would hit the streets for the first time on the 30th November. This release is for business and MSDN subscribers. For the PC buyer a voucher system is now in force for the general release in the New Year. PC builders are also being ...
OK so I am sat here in the speakers lounge at TechEd Europe 2006 and have been talking to all sorts of people from Microsofties to independent Consultants. I was chatting away to Mike Hall and we were saying that we should do some sort of little chat or question and answer session on mobility so if anyone has any burning questions that they would like Mike to try answering I will see what i can do... just post them here and we will go through them. The other thing is I have the access to all the ...
If anyone has been following this technology closely, there have been a lot of complaints by some of the security vendors regarding PatchGuard. I first heard about this technology at TechEd 2006 in a lot of the Vista sessions. The recent controversy caused me to do a little more research in to this technology and the issues surrounding it. The official name for this technology is called Kernel Patch Protection (KPP) and it's purpose is to increase the security and stability of the Windows kernel. ...
I decided the other day that I would like to install the latest version of the Guidance Automation Toolkit. No big deal, right? Wrong! The toolkit itself didn't complain during the process, but GAX has been giving me hell. It seems that I had a couple of hands on labs installed that it felt needed to be uninstalled first. The problem is that the installer only knows them by their short names which aren't very helpful when you have about 20 different HOL on your machine. I had eventually gotten it ...
In two weeks from now, there will be five days of intensive listening and networking.I already created the list of sessions I will attend, but still haven't filled in my evening schedule.my experience of the past few Teched's in the US was that there were many TechED party's/eventsin the evenings, which were great to do some networking and learn to know some colleaguesThough for the IT Forum I can't find any of these even no Thursday evening IT forum party,only the girl geek dinner which I will not ...
consider this a continuation of this... I barely made it home tonight. Not "I barely made it home" in the sense that I had to pee so bad I barely made it home (which has certainly happened on occasion.) No no, I mean I literally, barely made it home. As in barely survived the flight. As in barely got on the plane. It seems as though fate and the universe were conspiring against me this evening. On the way to the airport, we encountered heavier than usual traffic. Once at the airport, after dropping ...
I'm off to TechEd Europe and ITForum 2006 in November and I'm wondering who else is off over there! From what I understand the two events have very different audiences, the geeks and the techies will be at TechEd and the IT professionals and architects will be at ITForum... Hmmm... so what is the difference between the ITPro and the Ubergeek? Surely they have the same aims? Who knows... maybe I will find out more when I am there! Look out for the girly geek dinners that are going there both weeks, ...
This was actually announced a few days ago, but I've been a little slow catching up on the news. Microsoft TechEd 2007, which was originally going to be held in New Orleans, has just been moved. Microsoft hasn't committed to a new location yet, but they actually moved TechEd, WinHEC and MGX. It wouldn't surprise if there are more coming. The official reason is due to the logistics and unreliable air traffic service into and out of the city. We're 13 months out from the destruction caused by Katrina ...
I just thought I should give people advanced info about the up and coming girl geek dinners that are in their planning stages. Firstly we have London Girl Geek Dinner No 8 in planning for 31st October... Venue, & Speakers are confirmed... details can be found on the wiki. This event is sponsored by Microsoft Cambridge Labs as such entry and nibbles will be free. Secondly I am in the planning stages of arranging the very first girl geek dinner in Spain, in Barcelona. This dinner will be in conjunction ...
Scott Ladewig pointed out a story about Microsoft moving TechEd and some other events out of New Orleans in 2007. This means that we need to begin pushing MS to move Tech Ed to the obvious 2nd choice: Fargo, North Dakota No, I'm not drunk. No, I'm not high. Think about it: Fargo is practically the center of North America! No extreme locations to travel to, minimal time zone changes. Alright...most importantly I could actually drive down. ;) D ...
Remember the date: 1st November Remember the place: Oxford, Research Machines ... and the time: 7 - 9 pm (no-doubt with beers afterwards, rude not to!) This marks the first session of the Oxford chapter of NxtGenUG ! NxtGenUG, (Next Generation User Group) is a non-profit user group for Microsoft Technologies. It is a community event, setup and run by the community for the community, so please take part! This is a chance to be in a new user group chapter at the beginning ! Barry Dorans will be doing ...
I am honored to say that my mug has found its way to the front of the the Microsoft MCP* homepage for a little while. I was profiled in the latest MCP Flash newsletter as part of a series that started at this year's TechEd in Boston when they gathered a bunch of us MCP's up and took our pictures, asked us some questions and decided to profile us on the site. *Microsoft Certified Professional tags: MCP, Microsoft+Certified+Profess... TechEd ...
I see all these posts about TechEd Oz 2006, and people claiming to be in Sydney and loving it :) So where am I? Yes I am in Sydney, but not at TechEd (maybe next year). Yeah! I am here for a project, but am looking forward to meeting some of you guys at the User Group meetings. Sight Seeing - I've been to 'The City' - Circular Quay and Darling Harbour so far. btw Darling Harbour at night is a absolutely beautifull with the lights reflecting off the water. I was kicking myself for not bringing my ...
It's like a backlog only it is a build up of ideas for blog posts. To give you an idea of what I have been up to, here is a synopsis of the last few months: 1 new nephew 1 new niece 2 60th birthdays 2 funerals 1 new MVP award my birthday my son's birthday my Brother's birthday Beta 1 release of the AS Stored Proc project 1 house renovation in progress And now I am off to TechEd Australia for the rest of the week. The house renovation is taking up a fair bit of my weekends, but I have to find some ...
If you were one of us unfortunate souls who had to work rather than attend TechEd this year; OR, if you were one of those unfortunate individuals who spent too much time at the evening social events and are in desperate need of a quick review so you can prove your attendance was necessary, appropriate and beneficial to the organization J. You should check out this site: https://www.msteched.com/co... This site has some great web casts from not only this years MS event but several ...
Once again, Daniel Lehenbauer saved my day. After my post yesterday about XBAP and EXE applications, I sent him an email asking for his opinion. He was very fast and I got the answer today. Daniel pointed me to this page, which describes pretty exactly what I wanted, and which comes to the same conclusions as I did: As long as the navigation model and the security permissions allow, switching back and forth is rather easy. Note the use of compilation switches and of runtime checks to see if the application ...
So it looks like Trisha Lacey, Microsoft Marketing Maven, Queen of CodeZone, WoW Night Elf and overall hottie has started a blog right here on the GWB. (and apparently besides being a long term MMO player, while at TechEd she managed to pick a fight with Jeff Julian... something else we have in common. lol) I'll be adding this blog to my frequent reading list ...
Sorry about the disappearing act, but got a little buried. Several last minute hirings and a high-end termination will do that for you. I did manage to get a few things done in the interim though. With our new Intranet, I found a solution to issues I was experiencing with the Forum portion. I uninstalled the forum, blew away the appropriate tables in the site database, then reinstalled the forum. All the issues went away. I could attempt to manually port over the original messages, but it's not worth ...
After TechEd we have 13 stickers left for you guys to have. If you want a sticker, send me your mailing address and blog url to jeff@techliteracy.net and I will get them mailed out. Here is the current list of bloggers I have stickers mailing to, so if you aren't on the list, email me your mailing address quickly. We plan to print more soon, but this first batch will go quickly. Chris Haaker Tim Hibbard Jason Olson David Christiansen Chris Williams ...
At TechEd 2006, I was quite impressed with the new SQL Server Everywhere. I am not sure why ‘Everywhere’, but I guess just because this program is so dang easy to install, that you will just start using it in all of your applications – therefore it will get installed ‘everywhere’. SQL Everywhere was formally called SQL Server Mobile and has been expanded to now run on the desktop. Rather excited about it myself as we are going to use it as a local store in our new smart ...

I am just back from Day 1 of Microsoft TechEd 2006, here in hyderabad India. Sessions are OK. I wasn't excited much as i haven't seen any thing new there. But i was fairly disappointed that they haven't provided any technical goodies (either in print or CD)

Since last years TechEd everyone has been hearing about .NET 3.0 and the cool features of LINQ, lambda expressions, and all of the other cool new language features. I don't know about you, but I was definitely looking forward to them. We were also hearing about WinFx and “Avalon“ and “Indigo“, InfoCard, Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) and the other new technologies that looked like they would only be part of Vista. Fast-forward a year to this years TechEd and we're still hearing about .NET 3.0, ...
Well teched 2006 is over and I must say it was great to go and see all of the stuff that is not ready for production. Seriously I wish there was more content on some of the current technologies. I was lucky enough to catch up with some people who actually provide some very useful information. The guys from the Microsoft.com Operations team we awesome, talk about some honesty on what works and what to pitch... It was very refreshing. The patterns and practices team had some great experience to share ...
For those of you who haven't seen the FolderShare for TechEd that Jeffrey Palermo created, I have started an RSS Feed for those photos. It was pretty easy to do, I just have a folder that syncs with FolderShare and then build the RSS feed off of those. Check it out. http://techedphotos.geekswi... ...

Hey I just found out, if you add the bot teched06@hotmail.com to your MSN messenger you can get all kinds of TechEd info, pretty cool. Can you find the hidden game? I’ll be up at TechEd on Thursday and Friday.

Well, i have been here since Saturday and its Tuesday now. I have been hitting teched since the early 1990's and have been to many cities around the us. Up to now, i thought that LA was the worst evenue. Now i have to say Boston is right up there with LA now. It takes me from 40 minutes to an hour to get from the hotel to the conference center. Thats also a $40 cab ride. What a waste of time. Hotels are all over the place. Microsoft, Please put it back in New Orleans or San Diego. Ken ...
This time around for TechEd I'm staying with family on the south shore, Nantasket Beach in particular. Monday I took the MBTA ferry from Quincy to Boston. Pretty good deal, pleasent boat ride, $1 for parking all day and $12 round trip for the boat. The boat landed at the “aquarium” but really it is a dock on the north side of the Harbor Marriot. It took ~ 1/2 hour to walk to the convention center. This morning (Tuesday)... I took the boat from Hingham, closer on both ends and definitly ...

Geekswithblogs Members at TechED Boston, we are tagging laptops today in the Regional Directors booth through out the day so come by and we will get you tagged. The booth is located in the TLC area in the right corner near the company store (lower level)...

Update - COME BY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sitting here wishing I was at TechEd in Boston. Instead I'm working on moving our new company Intranet site from a test machine to the server it will live out its' days on. Hit a few bugs after the move and trying to solve them before taking this new site “live“. Originally built using the PHP framework called Mambo, it has since been migrated to the Joomla code base. I recommend Joomla to anyone who may need to put together a dynamic site, but doesn't have the skill to do so from scratch ...
I thought that Boston would be a cool city to have TechEd in, but alas, it is disappointing. The Convention Center is quite a bit out of the city if you are walking. Taxis are expensive and the city around here seems quite dead. Hotels are expensive and the traffic in the morning is crazy. It took the bus 50 minutes to get 8 miles from the hotel to the convention center. I've been to around 5 different TechEds and by far the best one I have been to was in Dallas. Dallas is a great city ...
1. To start, my first observation about TechEd Day 0 and the evening keynotes is not very many people are blogging about their experience. This leads me to think we have an issue with Wireless in the keynote room, you guys aren't blogging, or you didn't attend. In our case, we didn't attend. Every year in the past the Keynote has been the biggest event for bloggers, but that was when it was scheduled in the morning and people were excited about the day. Maybe we will see more session coverage this ...
How’s it going? How’s Boston you ask? Not bad, interesting place. Tight streets and a lot of Irish pubs. Plus, if you are not a Red Sox fan you are in the wrong place. If you want an interesting perspective from other folks check out www.techedbloggers.com. Another interesting thing that I did is put up a TechEd page on caparea.net. This includes the agenda for me thorugh Thursday, as far as technical tracks go. Maybe not to interesting, but it was an excuse to syndicate something! The ...
Well, the first “official” day of TechEd is over. With basically 12 hours of straight geek speak, my brain is fried. Registration was easy, which is always a good thing. With 12K people, it can get pretty hairy. Boston is a cool city. I've never been here before, so its kind of refreshing. I spent my morning in with Kimberly Tripp and Brian Randell. If you do not know who these two are then you must have spent your development life either under a rock or in a cube vaccuum. Kimberly is ...
The TechEd bus driver, driving back to the hotel this evening, had a problem getting to the hotel (lots of 1 way roads plus some instructions about what roads he could driver on), so saw a bit of Boston. It looks like quite a facinating place, and on Saturday, before I go home, I've got to go out and a good look at the place. I had a wander around yesterday, and found a interesting food court which I shall have to return to. The only problem I have at TechEd, is that I usually snack so much doing ...

Or rather not. Seems I can't login from my PDA into geekswithblogs, hitting the logon button does nothing.

It would have been so handy, while sitting in the TechEd sessions.

I arrived in Boston yesterday afternoon settled in to my hotel. Spent the day today in PreCon...Took some pics today. I'll put them up on my office live site ..it'll give me a chance to play..... If you are at TechEd and are from my home area of NY/NJ let me know . Would love to hear what you are doing with .NET, what you hope to do. Maybe we can grab some lunch.... ...
Well, day 2 for us anyway. We found our way to the Boston Conference and Exhibition Center and registered for the conference first thing. There were a grand total of 20 people registering when we arrived so the lines haven't started yet. The first couple of sessions were strictly speaker and staff training sessions. After that we had our training session with the MCT Ambassadors who will be helping us deliver the Instructor Led Labs this year. I think we have an awesome group of MCT Ambassadors for ...

Just got into TechEd on Saturday 6/10.

First time i had a chance to post in awhile. Been working 60+ hours a week and traveling too. So its been busy.

I will put more stuff into the blog this week on teched as i see things happen.

If you are here, make sure you get your logistics in place. The convention center is big.

Ken

While in Japan a week and a half ago I picked up Sony's new teeny ultramobile (UMPC), the Vaio VGN-UX50. Strongly reminiscent of the OQO, its sliding screen reveals an integrated keyboard. And although it appears from its size like it would be a wimpy machine, performance is on-par with my old Dell 1.8 GHz Centrino laptop! It's got a little 1.8" 30 gig hard drive from Toshiba, half a gig of RAM, and a jaw-dropping 4.5" screen that does 1024x600. You have to see it to believe the amazing detail it ...
Finally arrived (minor issue with airspace congestion and somebodys mislead bag), only 1 hour late. It's raining. Going to go out and have a look at Boston, and later wander over to check out a party. As usual with TechEd there's a number of parties going on in the background, and it's not always the easiest to find out about them (or register in time). Minor irratation, had to pay extra for WiFi connect at hotel, but that's life. Tomorrow should be fun. The next two TechEd's are: New Orleans, LA ...
I thought I would share a TechEd tip while I am packing for the trip. Always remember when attending these events that SWAG HAPPENS. Right now, most of you are filling your bag with 10 pairs of clothes (4 you will never wear), swimming trunks you will never use, and an endless supply of dress socks that will stay folded the entire trip. You then lay on top of your bag to get it closed hoping the security at the airport won't open it and go through your stuff because it will be impossible to shut ...
The Geekswithblogs.net stickers have arrived!!!! Thanks for Howard and Ci Hawkins of ColorXpress Graphic and Copy Center (my in-laws) for producing these for us. (turn your head upside down to read) These stickers are custom vinyl stickers where every letter is cut out of the word (like you see on car windows), but due to our crazy font, they are a little difficult to put on your laptop. I have been trained and will be able to help everyone at TechEd who wants to participate. Oh yeah, did I mention ...
Hello and Welcome to the Editors' Thoughts Blog for TechEdBloggers.net. TechEd is next week and we can hear the excitement from the registered bloggers attending TechEd. Since April, John and I have been working with InDepth Technology again as the Aggregating Editors for TechEdBloggers.net and this year is definitely one of the most exciting. Today we are at 277 registered bloggers and we plan to see that be near 400 as the event is closer and begins. If you are attending, you need to register your ...
As Teched India is the mega event being waited for by a huge number of developer community across the world, it is obvious that there are a lot of queries that come up with regard to this Event. This time Microsoft has rolled out with a Forum exclusively for Tech Ed. This has been an initiative to drive and bring awareness among the people about the various technologies and addressing their queries. The URL for the Teched Forum is http://forums.techedindia.c... Whats more, I will be one of ...
TechEd time again and time for one of my favorite activities as an employee of Infragistics: talking to customers and future customers! I encourage everyone to stop by and get a demo of our upcoming NetAdvantage 2006 Volume 2 release...there are lots of great new features coming. We also love having customers stop by and asking questions and talking to us about the products and giving us feedback. TechEd is a great opportunity for us to talk directly with those of you who use our products daily. ...
This will be a different TechEd for me this year. I will be in attendance as a Microsoft employee. Looking from a different side of the fence this time. It should be cool. If you are in anyway interested in seeing what Microsoft Learning's official Instructor Led Training has to offer, I recommend stopping by the Instructor Led Lab sessions (ILLs). No, I did not come up with the acronym. We will have tracks for various audiences such as developer, IT Pro and Information Worker. Come and see Visual ...
With TechEd 2006 less than a week away, I was looking through the session schedule and I thought I'd list some of the sessions I'm most looking forward too. I'm excited about all of the SharePoint Products and Technologies related sessions, but here are a few that I think will be particularly useful (or just fun)... OFC201 The 2007 Microsoft Office System: Clients - Overview and What's NewSpeaker(s): Mark AlexieffThe innovations in the 2007 Microsoft Office system client applications are significant ...
To be announced, shown, released in CTP form @ TechEd 2006, this “persona” of VSTS give (or attempts) to give DB professionals (if your working mostly with SQL Server) a leg up on tools and support. There are many 3rd parties out there that probably need to rethink their overall strategy, or at least pricing. Given the price of VSTS is high, it’s an initial barrier to entry for many purchasers. Fortunately, here @ Avanade we all get VSTS Suite – which gives us everything. ...
Few days back someone made a comment “what the hell you know about VISTA” .. I didn't respond much ..but smiled... Slowly I tried to navigate and gather information about Vista if not knowledge about it.... somehow I felt Comfortable enough to write some lines about it... Here I go ... SIDE TRACK :- Few days back we had three day Session on VISTA for dev MVPS and Vinod provided some nice presentations and demos...although I being long away from DEV but still enoyed it asDI was able to ...
Well lots of buzz in the town.. watched some kwel thoughts around and listened to some wild wind about Teched 2006. But here is my recommended list for IT pro people and particularly those who work in remote management Believe me you should start from here {Click it}.... where Teched is more than we thought about it .... Dont miss the big MVP Logo on the left handside.... ask me if you want to know what it means...??? Some good sessions that I am interested in Using CLR inside SQL Server: Best Practices[Nauzad ...