Friday was pretty much uneventful since the conference was in the process of shutting down. Instead, I'm pulling out some pictures I took earlier to show you what the exhibition floor was like.
Coming in to the big room, there were three color-coded Technical Learning Center areas and the vendor area, which took up the majority of the space. All of the breakout sessions and stores were located on three levels higher up in the convention center.
The vendors had about a dozen aisles, with about two score booths in each aisle. This area was only open about half the time each day so it invoked a mad rush whenever the barriers were lowered.
There's no way to look into each of the four corners of the floor, except when in the glass walkway you can see in the upper-right corner of the picture. I went up there to get a view of each quadrant. When you're in the walkway, the view is across the aisles instead of down them.
Turning to the right, you can see the red Technical Learning Center, which had the Windows Client, Management, Security, and Server groups.
Turning right again, you can see the green Technical Learning Center, which had the Office and Mobility groups. There was a little pod right by the entrance that had all of the mobile device samples. At the end of each day, they just wrapped the pod up in plastic and tape so that no one could steal the devices.
Turning right one last time, you can see the blue Technical Learning Center, which is where the Connected Systems Division was located. In this center there was also the Architecture group and the Development group for Visual Studio.
That's all from this year's Tech Ed. See you next time, unless Sara kills me for posting this picture of her with two of the MSDN mascots.
Starting tomorrow, we'll be back on the usual technical posting schedule.