Alex & I stomped around the exhibition area of TechEd EMEA in Barcelona a few weeks ago collecting all the swag we could possibly squeeze into out suitcases on the way home. Alex ran a competition in the newsletter and the winner of the TechNet swag bag is:
1. ...my blue TechNet squeezy from the Server launch.
Whenever someone asks “Are you sure the email isn’t down?” it becomes an island of peace in a topsy-turvey world., Christopher Latham
We at TechNet feel your pain J, and are providing you with more swag to allow the peace in your IT dept to continue.
Here is a selection of the other entries...who knew a plastic duck had so much appeal! And I am loving number 4 :)
The best free swag I ever had....
2. ….a Microsoft screwdriver which got me out of a hole when I was doing an out of hours data migration, Robin Lee
3. The best free swag I have had was.... a 1GB USB memory stick from Microsoft Gamefest'06
The best free swig I have had was....a Glenlivet ’64
The best free *** I have had was..........,
4. ...from the back seat of Steve Ballmer's Fiat Panda., Joe Kennigton
5. ..............collected for me by the TechNet babes! :-), David Hippey
6. ....“a flying screeching monkey catapult that made my 4 year old daughter giggle uncontrollably for 15 minutes.”
The best swag is that which puts a smile on the family that have had to put up with you being away for the week, regards – Jim Allen
7. I know that it might sound a bit cheesy but the best free swag I ever had was a copy of Windows NT 4.0 at a Technet meeting in Atlanta USA; it got me interested in going for my MCSE and my IT career took off from there. I have a lot to thank Microsoft for! , Neal Kemsley
8. Sadly - it would be a Tech.Ed rucksack with some swag... including a plastic duck, t-shirt, baseball cap and much more! Chris Barber
9. 'The best free swag I ever had was....' an SQL Server 2008 Hoody from the glorious Editor of TechNet Flash ;), Rob Illes
10.the one I didn't have to beg for :-), Yiannis Mavroukakis
11. A mini pallet of paper from stationers Lyreco. It was a telephone note pad mounted on a tiny wooden pallet. It was extremely detailed and I guess a reflection of my telephone use to doodling ratio was so small as it took me around 3 years to use it all up, Peter Donohoe