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June, 2006

  • TechEd: Eric's Swag Report - Day 5

    Eric's TechEd 2006 Swag Report #5 How am I going to get a beanbag chair on the plane? Thursday, June 15 : Today is the last and best chance to get your hands on the freebies, when the expo floor closes at 3:00 that’s all she wrote… SWAG Grabber...
  • TechEd: Eric's Swag Report - Day 6

    Eric's TechEd 2006 Swag Report #6 Thanks Boston! Friday, June 16 : This event could not have happened without the great city, facilities, and people of Boston. And I want to especially thank Boston’s finest, the men and women of BPD. For their...
  • The TechNet Guy's Diary at TechEd 2006 - Day 5

    I spent most of Thursday attending the breakout sessions and a few hours here and there to get my regular day job done. Then I stowed away my backpack full of DVDs, tech magazines, and swags, at my hotel room. Around 6:00pm, we had to get on a school...
  • TechEd: Eric's Swag Report - Day 4

    T-Shirts Rock! Wednesday, June 14 : These walking billboards of cotton and poly blend are extremely popular with everyone, not just the hard core swag grabbers. I have yet to see someone turn one down or give it back because it's the wrong size. My...
  • The TechNet Guy's Diary at TechEd 2006 - Day 4

    Day 4 was a quieter day...except for the attendees who were still flooding the hallways of the Boston Convention Center to watch World Cup soccer. I had the opportunity to attend Bryan K.'s Systems Management Server 2003 R2 presentation. He did a good...
  • The TechNet Guy's Diary at TechEd 2006 - Day 3

    Day 3 was my full day of attending System Center products-related breakout sessions, and maybe get into already full Hands-On lab sessions. To my surprise, the Hands-On labs were about 70 percent full...and I was ecstatic to get in and get my hands whet...
  • TechEd: Eric's Swag Report - Day 3

    Report from Eric B. SWAG saturation? A kinder gentler day has dawned Tuesday, June 13 : I had the chance to engage in some really interesting conversations with many IT heroes today... Gone is the frantic mob that during the expo hall break yesterday...
  • TechEd: Eric's Swag Report - Days 1 & 2

    The TechNet Guy's right-hand man, Eric B., wants to share his Swag report with you. Please keep in mind that his report does not reflect the views of The TechNet guy (however, if they're good, I'll take it). Eric's Swag Report Welcome to Boston...
  • The TechNet Guy's Diary at TechEd 2006 - Day 2

    On Day 2 of TechEd 2006 (in Boston), we were flooded with all the Hands-On labs, compelling breakout sessions, and this one big barnyard full of sales pitches left and right (otherwise known as the Expo Hall). One shameless pitch I'd like to make is the...
  • Announcing System Center Essentials 2007!

    Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE 2007) is a new management solution in the System Center family of IT management products, which is specifically designed for midsized businesses. SCE 2007 provides proactive management and a unified experience...
  • Systems Management Server 2003 R2 has RTM-ed and Launched

    Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 R2 RTM-ed on Friday, June 9th, and the launch on the Web for the announcement occurred on Monday, June 12th (just in time for TechEd 2006). SMS 2003 R2 provides an organization a comprehensive change and configuration...
  • The TechNet Guy's Diary at TechEd 2006 - Day 1

    Bob Muglia kicked off the sold-out TechEd 2006 , by detailing Microsoft’s commitment to helping IT professionals and developers design, deploy and operate an infrastructure for the “People-Ready” Business (IT ready). Ray Ozzie and Chris Capossela re-iterated...