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  • Blog Post: What I learned Day 1

    I managed to attend a few sessions yesterday. One was a session on ADFS "2". The speaker talked about how the new version of ADFS integrates with CardSpace and showed an interesting demo. Having spent some time in a past job looking at SAML, this was fairly familiar. On the other hand, I was never fully...
  • Blog Post: And then the rains came...

    It's 5:30pm on Wednesday and it's been pouring down rain for the past 2 hours or so. This was bound to happen; after all, this is Florida! I'm hopeful that we're getting this stuff out of the way so that we'll have nice weather for the attendee party.
  • Blog Post: Chalk talk completed...

    The first thing I had to do at Tech Ed this year was a chalk talk on the Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs that I just finished. The session was pretty heavily attended, with all chairs filled and lots of folks sitting on the sides and standing in the back. Basically, I talked about the DET for...
  • Blog Post: Successful side meeting today

    Today I conducted what I would characterize as a very successful side meeting at the Peobody hotel. The side meeting was focused on secure collaboration, and ran about 2 hours. We got about 60% of the RSVPs that attended which seems to be about par for the course. Generally speaking, the things we...
  • Blog Post: Collaborating Outside the Firewall (Tech Ed Side Meeting)

    I'm now envisioning my next project for the Solution Accelerators for Security and Compliance team. As a bit of background, my team provides prescriptive, tested guidance to help customers solve tricky security problems quickly. My new project is going to focus on collaborating securely outside the firewall...
  • Blog Post: Coolest device of the show (so far?)

    On the way to lunch today, I was approached by someone with a small black device just a bit too large to fit in your shirt pocket. It turns out that it is an OQO , a device she billed as "the smallest Vista PC in the world". This thing was pretty amazing, featuring 1GB of RAM and a 60 GB hard drive,...
  • Blog Post: General impressions: Tech Ed Day 1

    Well, Day 1 is in the can and I've got some general impressions: The convention center is more spacious than Boston, so it seems like everyone has a bit more room. On the downside, that could mean more walking... It seems like it is easier to get to the breakout sessions this year than last...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed Accomodations

    I leave for Tech Ed in 15 days. I'll be staying at the either the Swan or Dolphin Hotel . I'm not quite sure how it works as they are two different hotel buildings but you somehow find out which you're staying in when you get there. At least that's what I think happens, I never really know for sure....
  • Blog Post: Stop by and say "Hi" at Tech Ed

    If you are going to be at Tech Ed the week after next, I'd love to meet you. I'll be doing a TLC chalk talk session at 10:30 on Monday entitled "Your Customers' Laptop Data Is at Risk! Protecting Customer Data with the Data Encryption Toolkit for Mobile PCs" (SEC01-TLC). The rest of the time I'll be...
  • Blog Post: Beginner's Guide to TechEd

    Scott Dorman has created an excellent post on his blog called " TechEd for Novices ". It has great information for first-timers to TechEd, but I think it can be useful for just about anyone.