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  • Blog Post: Weekend activities at TechEd <updated>

    I kind of gave partial information about the exam crams and bootcamp we're doing as part of the weekend community events at TechEd . Sorry for not having more details - but the opportunity to do this came up kind of last minute so we are still pulling things together. THanks for your patience and sorry...
  • Blog Post: What your mother doesn't want you to know about TechEd

    For starters, I'll be there. Something else is that we're having weekend certification events, if you know what I mean. Developers: weekend exam cram On Saturday, June 7, during the weekend in between the two TechEd 2008 events in Orlando, Florida , we'll be hosting cram sessions to help developers...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 North America

    Tom S just reminded me that things are already happening for TechEd 2008 in Orlando, Florida. I just registered for the IT pro and developer weeks. Are you going? ----- Look at this fancy marketing banner: ----- Now are you going? If so, here is a bonus: we will have a test center at the event, for both...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008, Orlando, Florida in June 2008

    This just in: "...Microsoft is excited to announce the expansion of its largest annual technical conference. Tech·Ed U.S. is evolving from a one week conference to two separate back-to-back conferences : Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 Developers, June 3-6, and Tech·Ed U.S. 2008 IT Professionals, June 10-13, in Orlando...
  • Blog Post: Want to be a technical author?

    My friends Linda and Ken from the Microsoft Press team presented a lunch session at TechEd on How to Become a Technical Author . For those of you with technical authoring aspirations but unable to attend said session, I'm poasting a somewhat unreliable mini-summary here. Ken agreed to host a Live Meeting...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Forefront Exam in Beta

    Exam 71-557, our upcoming Forefront exam, is in beta this week at TechEd... Security peeps, take note: YOU CAN GO SIGN UP IN THE TEST CENTER (N330) AND TAKE IT FOR FREE. More info on the exam here: Exam 71-557: TS: Microsoft Forefront Client and Server, Configuring Don't forget that the upgrade exams...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Wall of Fame--Win a Zune

    Head up to the test center at N330, take a free practice test in the study hall, and then take and pass that exam... and you'll get your name added to the Wall of Fame (oh, you heard me! WALL OF FAME!!!) and you'll be entered to win a Zune... winner to be drawn tomorrow (Friday) at 1pm. PS when you...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Show me the money

    And by money, I mean your MCP card. If you come to the Microsoft Learning booth and show your MCP card (sorry, it actually has to be your card, for real!) I'll hook you up with a coveted MCP 'GEEK' shirt. Funny about the shirts: one of my colleagues gave his 7th grade daughter a few of these t-shirts...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: MS Press Books from the Study Hall

    Tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm we're raffling off the (awesome) Microsoft Press books that have been in the study hall all week to help you prep for exams. If you want a shot at taking one home, head up to N32X a little before 2 tomorrow and put your name in the hat. Rules: You must be present to win...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Update: Dude in the Ladies

    I just followed an orange-polo-shirt clad young man <possibly a representative of the Partner Program?!?> well in to the depths of the ladies room. When he reached the stalls, he slowed, then stopped abruptly when he noticed me, a girl (!!!!), close on his heels. Then he fled. Find last year's...
  • Blog Post: Influencer Party waitlist

    if you already are registered or on the waitlist for tonight's party you can pick up your tickets until 3 at TechEd Connect booth on the show floor. After that, you can come find me at the MSL booth (under MSFT Resources Zone sign) until a little after 5, in case there are still waitlist tickets left...
  • Blog Post: 6-9pm + room N329 = beer + pizza + examcram

    Today I am working at our booth under the white Microsoft Resource Zone sign. YOU SHOULD COME SAY HI. At noon I'm going to see Sondra talk about the Certified Architect Program in room N230 so I can tell you what's going on with that. Then I'm going to do a Virtualization lab, so I can talk about Hypervisor...
  • Blog Post: We're at TechEd... check it:

    Today we had a lunch session on "How to Get Published," and apparently it killed. The presenters were Ken Jones and Linda Engleman from Microsoft Press and they talked about... Newsflash: I just heard that 270 people took exams today at our on-site test center ($50 for any exam... and the WS2003 to...
  • Blog Post: This just in: I'm a girl!

    A gentleman just came up to our booth at TechEd and was asking about the guy who blogs about training and certification. And I said, I do, is it me? And he said, no, it is a guy but then I said my name and he said oh, wait, it is you. This just in: I'm a girl.
  • Blog Post: For those of you who were tracking my travel plans

    ...but then got bored of doing that, because I haven't really gone anywhere: look sharp! Because I just got to Orlando, FLA for TechEd. I took the redeye from Seattle with approximately 150 other MIcrosoft employees, and sat behind Bob Muglia , who was one seat in front of me in first class. I was...
  • Blog Post: WS2003--&gt;WS2008 betas at TechEd, Orlando

    Number 1. Reminder that all cert exams are $50US on site at TechEd Orlando. Here's info. Number 2. You might recall that we will be offering the beta exams for the two server transition paths (from MCSA 2003 and MCSE 2003 to Windows Server 2008 certs) at TechEd in Orlando, the first week of June....
  • Blog Post: MCP posse rolls deep: influencer party at TechEd

    Something great to report is: We are co-hosting the Influencer Party at TechEd again this year with the MVPs and other influencer teams. This is our way to say thank you to our customers in influential roles--either officially or unoffiically representing or partnering with Microsoft in some way....
  • Blog Post: More TechEd 2007 Info... for people who haven't registered yet.

    Just heard from the TechEd 2007 team that there is an XBox raffle for people who register before May 11 ; you are automatically entered in the raffle if you register for the event. What this means to you: you could win one of five "Xbox 360 Elite gaming consoles." Fancy . In any case, I'm a fan of...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007 test center registration now open

    Like I says before, exams will be $50 on site at the test center hosted by our outstanding partner Pearson VUE. More info and registration here: http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2007/testingcertification.mspx . Also, there's this, for those of wanting to take your test right away so as to have more...
  • Blog Post: Start studying now if you're going to TechEd in Orlando

    So there is a certification test center at TechEd and we just got confirmation that all exams taken on site are going to cost US$50 as part of the attendee benefits. The test center is open all week (see the hours on this agenda ) and will offer almost all (if not all) Microsoft IT pro and developer...
  • Blog Post: For those of you tracking my travel plans: Orlando, Fla., USA, June 4-8

    I'm going to TechEd US in Orlando this summer. I felt really lucky to go to last year's TechEd in Boston and TechEd in Barcelona (you might recall my in-depth coverage of restroom drama?), and I'm really pleased to be going again. I'll poast details on certification-related activities at the event as...
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