Arrived in Houston for TechEd 2014

Arrived in Houston for TechEd 2014

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Summary: Ed Wilson talks about arriving in Houston for TechEd 2014.

The Scripting Wife and I arrived in Houston for TechEd 2014. Luckily, we were upgraded on our flight out, and I was able to use my new Surface 2 Pro to work on some PowerTips for future Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts. Teresa (aka Scripting Wife) decided to play a little game and guess who on the plane was heading to TechEd. Some of the people made it easy. Well duh, they were wearing a TechEd 2013 T-shirt. For others, it was tougher.

At any rate, the flight out was uneventful. I was really impressed with the life I obtained on my Microsoft Surface 2 with my new Surface Power Cover. I used it for three hours, and then for another hour at the hotel, before it was drained. So, on my Surface, under my usage conditions, it seems that the Power Cover adds another four hours life. My Surface seems to use the battery keyboard first, leaving the battery in the Surface Pro 2 for last. Pretty cool actually.

So, we arrived at the hotel, got checked in, and then got busy on Twitter and Facebook to hook up with our various peeps. Yes, it will be a great time. Jaap Brasser traveled for more than 40 hours to arrive here, and he will be helping out at the Scripting Guys booth. We were going to get together, but decided it might be best for him to get some sleep.

One thing about TechEd...it is a marathon, not a sprint. It is important to pace one’s self, or else one might just go into geek overload on the first day. One of the cool new things that TechEd added this year is the ability to register at the Microsoft Store in the Galleria. Cool…

Well, we have a lot of stuff to do today, and to get ready for tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy

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  • Looking forward to the event, should be a good week!

  • Indeed it will. We look forward to seeing you again. Missed you in Amsterdam.