Tech Ed 2007: It is that time again.

I arrived at Tech-Ed 2007 in Orlando last night and I still get that giddy little smile when I arrive at this conference. This is my one week of the year where I fully absorb myself in Microsoft products and learn, learn, and learn. In return, I will provide many tutorials for your reading pleasure throughout the remainder of the year.

This year, they still have the basic Breakout sessions but what I am most excited about is the following:

  • Interactive Theaters
  • Hands-on-Labs
  • Instructor-Led-Labs
  • BlueCasting

The Interactive Theaters are 30-75 minutes and very small; it is a white board format. This is a great way to really dive into an area where you are having an issue.

The Hands-on-Labs are where I spend a good amount of time. They are self paced 30-60 minute labs where you can walk through any Micrsoft product in a virtual machine lab. You can learn a ton this way. I spend at least 2-3 hours a day here.

The Instructor-Led-Labs are 75 minutes and each seat has a computer station so you can follow along with the instructor. This is new and I am excited to try this.

BlueCasting allows you to receive Tech-Ed bluetooth content to your phone if you configure your phone to be discoverable. Whenever you see an area that has a Bluecasting sign, you can retrieve information.



From the experts you could see first hand how software programs like Paint Shop Pro are written.A lively discussion on computer virus would be great.Use your digital camera.(Spend a little time in Disney World.)

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