Show us your colours!!!

On Monday TechEd New Zealand kicked off with over 2000 people registered and over 70 presenters delivering both developer and IT pro sessions.  Unfortunately I was unable to attend the keynote.  Instead I took my time in getting setup in preparation for my first session.  Despite doing an entire dry run of my presentation I still ran into an issue with my first demo – I clearly didn’t prey to Redmond and the demo gods 😉


With my involvement in TechEd NZ over (slides and demo code will be available on this site towards the end of this week), I’m now sitting in Andrew’s session on VSTO at TechEd Oz.  This is particular relevant in light of the Outlook integration we are doing with the Intilecta application we are building.  Despite an “intimate” turn out, the session has already been a hit with me as it demonstrated the PSS Client Troubleshooting tool.


Yesterday the Student Day of TechEd Oz kicked off after a lot of hard work by Scott, Deeps, Bernard and I’m sure lots of others.  Although there were over 600 registrations the awesome line up of presenters was no match for the perfect Sydney weather, resulting in a high number of no-shows.


Following Student Day the Welcome Party got under weigh in the main exhibition hall.  This year CommNet uses Dell hardware, which is available for attendees to purchase.  This is a great deal and these machines are Vista Ready (in fact some of them are actually running Vista).


This morning Frank hosted the TechEd Keynote which had a fantastic turnout and provided a great introduction to TechEd 2006.  A couple of highlights for TechEd will be the “Ask the Experts” session this evening and the TechEd Party, tomorrow evening at Home Nightclub.  The theme for the party is “Show us your colours” so break out of those dreary colours and wear the colours of your favourite AFL, Rugby, Football or other sporting team!

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