In 1993, when Windows 3.1 was Microsoft's flagship operating system, the first Tech-Ed was held in Orlando Florida. The attendance of 3,000 surprised organizers who were ill prepared to handle so many people. Registration was paper-based and long lines ensued. Still the conference was a success and consisted of condensed classes in 17 major areas including FoxPro, Access, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Word Basic, Windows, and SQL Server. Of course there were plenty of festivities.
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