Microsoft TechEd

One Month Until Microsoft TechEd North America 2014!

I’ve attended Microsoft TechEd North Americaevery year consecutively for the past four years and this year will make five years in a row that I’ve attended. If there’s a specific technology you’re interested in, there are precons on the Sunday prior ](/images/2014/02/teched-2014-im-going.jpg)to TechEd for an additional fee that are a really good value. I’ve attended Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server precons at TechEd in the past. Todd Klindtwho is a SharePoint MVP is doing a SharePoint precon again this year.

Places to Learn More About PowerShell at TechEd

Stop by the Scripting Guys booth in the Connect Zone area at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 to learn more about PowerShell: Here’s The Scripting Guy (Ed Wilson) at the Scripting Guys booth yesterday while he was talking about my guest blog on the Hey, Scripting Guys! Blog (displayed on the monitor): Also stop by the Windows Server 2012 Server Manager & PowerShell booth in the Technical Learning Center area:

PowerShell 3.0 Hands-On Labs at TechEd 2012

Thinking about learning the new features of PowerShell 3.0 at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012? If you’re planning to get some hands on experience using the hands on labs, don’t waste your time. I attempted to go through the WSV11-HOL “What’s New in Windows PowerShell 3.0 " this morning: Only to find out the resolution (screen size) on the virtual machine is set too high to view the content: I also attempted the WSV12-HOL “Introduction to Windows PowerShell Fundamentals 3.

Microsoft TechEd 2012 BackPack (Bag) Choices

Here’s what the inside of the three backpack choices look like at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012. I thought I was going to choose the silver bag since the pictures seemed to have a silver Buck Rogers look, but I ended up going with the blue urban camo bag since the silver one has a hideous glow in the dark neon green color on the inside of it: Here’s what the outside of the backpacks look like.

Microsoft TechEd 2012 Transportation (Bus) Schedule

Here’s the Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 Transportation (Bus) Schedule as posted in the lobby of the hotel I’m staying at. Click on the image for a zoomed-in view: Here’s a challenge for anyone who views this. There’s a small amount of the lobby of the hotel shown in the image above. Can anyone guess what hotel I’m staying at? Here’s where you can download a PDF of this schedule.

Tips for Microsoft TechEd First Time Attendees

Tip #1: Bring Government Issued Photo ID and Printed TechEd Final Details Email Don’t forget to bring some form of government-issued photo identification along with your TechEd and Hotel registration confirmations. You should have received an email titled “Microsoft TechEd North America 2012: Final Details” sometime around May 29th that includes a barcode that will speed up your registration process. TechEd is sold out this year so don’t wait until the last minute to go through the onsite registration process.