A bit late in the telling, but the Australian TechEd conference is well and truly over. It was a great conference, and I picked learnt a great deal. Of particular value to me was the Hands on Labs. I was actually assisting in the running of the labs, but I did get a chance to have a play, and did some of the SQL Server 2005 ("Yukon") labs which I normally dont get a chance to play with. The labs were very good and apart from some minor problems, went very smoothly.It was also great to be on the "other side" of the event, in that I was part of the organisation and was able to help out, instead of just attending. I found it very cool and enjoyed helping people in the labsm as well as helping attendees while at the MVP stand.
A particular highlight of the event was meeting Eric Rudder, Senior VP of Server products at a dinner the MVP's were invited to on Thursday night. Eric is a very friendly and easy person to talk to.
The TechEd party was awesome, lots of physical fun, a nice change from the mental focus of the whole conference. A fellow colleague of mine, Scott Wakefield, showed his "rock star" prowess on the stage with the band funkstar.
I'll post some photos soon. Promise....