TechEd was great this year, though I had to leave early on Wednesday to care for my wife who picked up a really nasty virus. Here's a synapsis of my brief but, enjoyable stay: Saturday I finally met John Lam who developed and presented the IIS/ASP.NET migration pre-conference for us, for a walkthrough of the labs for the next day. That evening we picked up Barry at his hotel and joined some of the www.microsoft.com operations guys at a great restaurant in Old Town (La Casa Bandini). I remembered that I'd been there about 10 years earlier the first time I was in San Diego just a few days after I'd joined Microsoft (yes, I'm coming up on my 10yr. anniversary). Sunday We did the pre-con and although there were a few glitches like having to delay...