TechEd Europe 2012: Thursday’s (day 3) quick thoughts

Same quick summary as previous days, I was dead beat so wrote it this morning enroute to day 4. SWAG: Did a bit better with USB hub, 2 USB 4GB Sticks, and some other stuff. Oh yeah; I won a Nokia Lumia 900!!! At the Nokia booth after handing over the tile from the conference bag and clicking randomly on a screen. You can’t beat that! Well, a Win8 tablet could have 😉 Weather: very nice and I had no

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TechEd Europe 2012: Wednesday (day 2) quick thoughts

Same as yesterday’s post, some quick thoughts:  Skipped Keynote. I figured that I watch it via Channel9 and get some extra rest. Good decission.  Wi-Fi: Had no real issues, sometimes darkspots or loss of connectivity during walking. In any cas not as disasterous as yesterday. Weeeh! Again some great meet-and-greets and discussions. Looked like even more than yesterday! If that trend continues… 🙂 Airconditioning: the day started colder, but it seemed they turned up the airco. I felt a draft

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TechEd Europe 2012: Tuesday’s (day1) quick thoughts

Just quick post to sum up day 1 (for me, don’t mind the typing errors. I’m dead tired and typing via my iPad): Keynote: nothing earthshattering as most was the same as TechEd North America. WiFi: almost nonexistent until the end (almost a full conference day!). I know MSFT isn’t directly responsible, but come on!  Azure: That stuff is cooool! Definitely something to keep an eye on, IMHO Exchange: no real new stuf, as expected. Although a quick mention of

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More tips for TechEd Europe 2012 and Amsterdam

So, now we have less than a month until TechEd Europe 2012 kicks off! In April I wrote about some tips for TechEd and Amsterdam. In the meantime some people wrote me with additional request or other helpful tips. I will list them here: Internet One option is Droam, which delivers a Mifi device on which 5 Wi-Fi devices can connect. You’ll have to pay €150 in advance, you get a refund on what you don’t use. As far as

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Some tips for TechEd Europe 2012 and Amsterdam

Edit 30/05/2010: Also check this follow up post More tips for TechEd Europe 2012 and Amsterdam We have just a few week until TechEd Europe. This will be my fourth TechEd (2008 Barcelona, 2010 Berlin, 2011 Atlanta). I know that for first (or second) time visitors it can be an overwhelming experience. So, to get the most out of it, some tips for TechEd and Amsterdam: TechEd Plan your schedule long before the start of TechEd itself. Sometimes sessions have repeats or

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Upcoming Microsoft Events I’m attending: TechEd Europe and MEC

Faithfull Twitter followers probably already know, but my employer made it possible for me to attend TechEd Europe 2012 (June 26-29) in Amsterdam (and the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012 (MEC, September 24-26) in Orlando! For me this TechEd is a bit more special than others I’ve attended (Barcelona, Berlin) because I was born in Amsterdam and I currently live within an hour commuting to the conferencing site RAI. Talk about convenient. Unfortunately the discount period is over, so you’ll have

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Differences in Exchange Load Balancing recommendations by Microsoft and vendors

*** See my followup here Exchange, Load balancers and recommendations: At TechEd North America 2011 Andrew Ehrensing (Solution Architect form Microsoft) presented the session “Load Balancing with Exchange Server 2010” (EXL307) for which the video and slides can be found here. It was an excellent session, a lot of useful information even if you don’t have to load balance with Exchange per se. For me it was an extra interesting session, as we just had implemented a load balancer with

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First day of TechEd North America 2011

As you may know, I’m at TechEd North America at the moment in a cloudy and surprisingly chilly Atlanta (GA). For a live feed, follow my twitter account @dmstork. I already arrived a few days early but wanted to use my time to check out the neighborhood and do some shopping, dining etc.. Now that sunday and monday are over and my first session of tuesday is about to start, I wanted to share my findings. The organization is great,

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Attending Tech-Ed 2010 in Berlin!

Tech-Ed 2010 is just a week and a half away. Everything is booked and payed for thanks to my employer OGD, sessions are scheduled, I received my ticket per email today, checked and rechecked my passport. etc. etc. Also I’ve already planned my sessions, mostly Exchange and some Lync sessions. Depending internet access and batterylife, I will try to twitter (@dmstork) and blog a great deal during the days. So, twitter back, post some comments or look me up IRL

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