Maxx at TechEd: Dispatch 3–An Exhausting Day at TechEd Finally Ends

Maxx Dopp here. Wow, today has been exhausting, and it is still only Monday, with four more days to go. TechEd is an overwhelming experience, with almost more than the senses can easily process.

This afternoon, I roamed the vendor booths, talking with lots of people. What really amazes me is the amount of swag participants collect. Some people had two full bags of swag and couldn’t carry more if they wanted to. I saw swarms of traveling bands of attendees who hit one booth after another, getting everything they could from vendors.

Personally, this seems a little odd to me. When I attend a conference, I want to bring away information, not stuff that will end up being thrown away in the near future. But the good news is that there is lots of information available for those who ask questions.

Besides the breakout sessions, chalk talks (mini sessions), learning stations, and “Ask the Expert” tables, you could find answers to virtually questions you have about Microsoft products.

Tonight, there is a vendor reception, with free food and drinks, and I am sure, more hords of swag collectors.

Tomorrow is a new day, and I’ll keep you posted of anything new and interesting.

More later.


5:00 PM Orlando, FL

Monday, June 4, 2007