The Information Worker

September 10, 2009

Tech Ed 2009 Day 1 Thoughts

Filed under: SharePoint Technology — adamclark @ 11:48 am

I didn’t get a chance to get my thoughts down before drifting off to sleep last night (well actually it was early) but now sitting down and enjoying a Muffin and some fruit before heading off to the next session I thought I would just recap some of my thoughts and impressions from the first full day of Tech Ed 2009.

Following the Keynote (See previous post), overall I only got to about ½ the session’s day one, and the sessions that I did get to were good. The presenters were well spoken and obviously knew their topics well. My favourite session would have been the Windows 7 Virtualisation session where we saw the capabilities of Windows 7 to show us a variety of modes and capability to support our virtual environments.

The rest of my time was spent networking with the oodles of people that have frequented the floors of TechEd Australia. It has been awesome to meet so many new people, hear a little of their story, their passions and what they have liked and disliked about TechEd so far. The people here while a little more subdued the I was expecting have had big expectations of all aspects of the event, and from what I can tell ‘most’ of them have been met.

As my first TechEd under the Sharing Minds banner, I have really enjoyed talking to my fellow attendees, getting interviewed for Windows 7 (on-the-spot) and talking to the various vendors about the floor. A lot of the vendors represent some great products and I have seen great products from Secret Server, Mimosa and AvePoint. As an Office and SharePoint specialist I have also enjoyed catching up with the Microsoft Office team including Ian, Alistair, Gayan and Rich. These guys are very passionate about the office space and I am looking forward to continuing building relationships with these guys as the Office and SharePoint 2010 product range launch over the next year.

Moving onto the evening I must admit that I was initially disappointed that there was no event being run for the evening (like an ask the experts dinner), however I managed to head on over to the WardyIT party at the Beach House, where some good food and drinks where had by all. The rest of the night was a great time had by all were we talked shop and life, shared a few drinks and frequented the local night spots around the place.

So day 1 was good and day 2 is also shaping up to be a great day with the BIG Microsoft event at Dreamworld to be held this evening. Stay Tuned….
Posted from my HP Mini


1 Comment »

  1. Great post. What’s your thoughts on the HP mini-note ? Are you using Windows Live Writer to blog ?

    Bring on Dreamworld !!


    Comment by Jason Cartwright — September 10, 2009 @ 11:54 am | Reply

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