Betsy Aoki's WebLog

Community Program Manager

June, 2005

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    Black and Blue at TechEd Orlando

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    Ok, so I will be a Lounge Lizard or a Booth Babe, however you want to describe it, at TechEd Orlando next week. I will essentially be at the Microsoft.com Community Lounge June 6 - noon to 7 p.m. June 7 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. June 8 9 a.m.- 5pm...
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    Preachin' the GDN Ways

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    So I have been remiss in posting some key TechEd Orlando photos. One was a situation I really wish I had seen - but can share thanks to Jason McCullough of the CCT team (his camera) and Brandon Blazer, whose name is the coolest and who actually took...
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    TechEd Orlando - bring on the plastic fish!

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    So I'm here on the other side of the country surrounded by guys in Hawaiian shirts throwing a beach ball around. No, I'm not by the pool - I'm at TechEd Orlando. The INTEA folks have strategically planted an inflatable fish between us and them, and...
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    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage

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    I've been thinking a lot about courage lately while I was at TechEd. The DJ at the party I was at last night kept urging people to absorb more "liquid courage" so they could get up and sing some intensely bad heavy metal karaoke. :P While I applaud...
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    Mad dash boothward

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    TechEd Day 3 was the result of mishap and endurance training: 4 hours of sleep, lost wallet, found wallet, sore feet, the final smart decision to BRING party clothes TO the booth so I am not caught dancing in my Microsoft logowear (I will say I was one...
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    Man with blue beard and parrot hat

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    So I'm watching the guys closing down our time at the booth...I fly out tomorrow and so this is my last note from TechEd Orlando. Tonight is the final party for me (not for others) and so I have this feeling of nostalgia and burning desire that my shirt...
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    You were present, but were you there?

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    Note: This post has been edited to reflect Doug Seven's inherent greatness. His site was actually the first .NET Web site in the world prior to Gotdotnet in July 200 - Microsoft's first .NET Web site was Gotdotnet in November 2000. Hugh MacLeod of...
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    It's not to early to start your road trip to PDC

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    Channel 9 has a new video that, if not a Sundance contender, continues the fine urinal tradition of the "See you at Tech Ed" series put together by Scott Hanselman and has actual plot ominously being set up in this first installment. I have to admit...
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    Salute to Sara Williams

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    So, just got back from Sara Williams' sendoff. It was good to see her happy for her next adventure but sad too. Sara was the last person in my interview loop, and the final say as to whether I got to work at MSDN or not. She's the one who made the...
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    Day 2 TechEd - need more caffeine

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    Well, so I get to the booth, my latte is not even a third consumed, and the guys tell me that people are already looking for me. "Blogs is down!" they say. Thank God for the fresh Sharepoint donuts that are being handed out. :) So I toodle over to...
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