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Corporate vice president Derek Burney (left) adjusts KISS dolls to ensure they would be at the perfect height for a variety of cameras.

Now that the Lync Conference 2014 is over, Tim Woo, Lync demo lead can breathe a sigh of relief for a job well done. Through The Lync Team Blog, he revealed what it takes to create and successfully execute a keynote demo.

He shows several pictures on the site, including an empty ballroom at the Aria Conference Center in Las Vegas that a production crew would transform by building a stage, control room and sets in the green room.

“A lot of moving parts go into a keynote demo and it’s always amazing to watch all the pieces come together on show day,” Woo says. He laid out his “recipe for success”: a captivating speaker in Microsoft corporate vice president Derek Burney, a team of highly-skilled engineers to make sure there are no glitches in the live code, demo assistants from the Lync marketing team, “a fantastic producer and production crew,” and “of course, planning, planning and more planning.”

To see his day-by-day rundown to the keynote, head over to The Lync Team Blog.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff