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Kevin’s TechEd Diary – Day 2

Dear TechEd Diary,

My day 2 started much as my day 1 did.  I'm an IT Hero

“Too early?”

Exactly.

Sure, if there is such a thing as “too much fun”, I came close to it.  But even though last night’s Exhibit Hall Reception and the later “MCP Celebration” party at Howl at the Moon was a lot of fun, I managed to get home before midnight.  Plus, there’s not much to do in the area around my hotel.. so that’s another reason to call it a night.

Today I kicked off the day with a very good session on migration strategies for moving from VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization.  (Session DCIM-B412, in case you’d like to view the recording).  I have to give these guys credit for doing an excellent job delivering topics that are sometimes confusing in a very easy-to-understand way. 

Right now, as I type this, I’m waiting for the next session to start.  (“Best Practices Integrating On-Premises Datacenters with Azure IaaS” – DCIM-B330)

I haven’t decided upon what I want to learn this afternoon.  I’ve got 3 potential good topics at 1:30pm, 5 at 3:15pm, and 2 at 5pm to choose from.  And no matter what I pick, I bet the words “Mobile” and/or Cloud” will be used frequently.

“So, what’s the vibe been this year?”

A lot of the people I’ve talked to are very impressed and very excited about the transition to a “Mobile First / Cloud First” focus.  Some are still apprehensive, but I think they all understand how important it is for their businesses.  In particular the support we’re adding for management of all of the most popular devices

To close out this blog post, here is some photo-evidence from last night…

Lots of people gathering lots of swag

Lots of people gathering lots of swag

I really want to win this!

I really want to win this!

I don’t care so much about winning this.

I don’t care so much about winning this.

Howl at the Moon for the MCP party

Howl at the Moon for the MCP party

Howl at the Moon for the MCP party

Other more incriminating photos have been withheld to protect the not-so-innocent. Smile

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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.

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