TechEd North America Daily Highlights, Day 1

Welcome to Monday, our first official day of TechEd, which begins with a Keynote Presentation by Microsoft's Brad Anderson. The TechExpo opens today, and we hope you'll join us for the TechExpo Welcome Reception tonight, 6:00 – 8:00pm. 

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Today's highlights are:

TechEd North America Keynote: Brad Anderson, 8:30 – 10:30am, Halls IJJoin Microsoft's Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Windows Server and System Center Program Management for the TechEd North America 2013 Keynote Presentation. You won't want to miss it!

TechExpo Partner Solutions and Microsoft Solutions Experience: 10:30am – 2:00pm, Halls CDEFThe TechExpo opens today at 10:30am in Halls CDEF featuring Partner Solutions from TechEd sponsors and exhibitors, the Microsoft Solutions Experience, Community Resource Zone, and more!

Foundational Sessions: 11:00am – NoonLearn about the vision, strategy, and roadmap for Microsoft products and technologies in Foundational Sessions. Choose from seven sessions, delivered by Microsoft senior executives, held 11:00am – Noon today. Check the Content Catalog for details.

Platinum Partner Presentations: 11:45 – Noon and 1:00 – 1:15pm, Digital WallOur Platinum Partners take the stage for 15-minute interactive sessions at the Digital Wall today in Halls CDEF. Join us to learn about their innovative products and services!

  • 11:45 – Noon: Veaam presents DW01 Disruptive Innovations in Data Protection: Free Exchange and SharePoint Data Recovery
  • 1:00 – 1:15pm: HP presents DW02 Building a Scalable, High Performance Microsoft Private Cloud Using HP Cloud Solutions for Microsoft

Alumni Lounge: 10:30am – 6:00pm, Hall C LobbyThe Alumni Lounge offers a space to work, relax, and network in the Hall C Lobby, for TechEd Alums only.

Community Outreach: 10:30am – 6:00pm, Hall D
Help us make a difference in the local community. Visit the TechEd Commons in Hall D to help build much-needed snack kits for U.S. troops in lockdown and awaiting deployment, or package school supplies for local children in need. You may also want to try your hand at painting murals to brighten local schools and community centers. Any amount of time you spend helping will be rewarding and appreciated!

Channel 9 Live at TechEd: See Mini Guide for Schedule
The Channel 9 team is broadcasting live and unscripted from the Microsoft Solutions Experience in Halls CDEF. Hosts will speak to executives, engineers, session presenters, internet celebrities and industry luminaries, as well as attendees. Be part of the conversation in-person or online via Twitter. Reference @ch9live in your tweet and the Channel 9 host may ask your question live on the air.

Speaker Idol: 12:15 – 12:45pm, Digital Wall
Join Microsoft Regional Directors and hosts of .NET Rocks and RunAs Radio to see who will win this year's Speaker Idol Competition. Held at the Digital Wall in Halls CDEF, Speaker Idol contestants give a five-minute presentation for the audience and judges to compete for a speaking slot at TechEd 2014.

TechExpo Welcome Reception: 6:00 – 8:00pm, Halls CDEF
Join Microsoft product team members, partners, and your fellow attendees at the TechExpo Welcome Reception. Explore the latest products and technologies from TechEd sponsors and exhibitors, meet with Microsoft product groups, and enjoy great food and drinks with the community.

Reminders for Tuesday, June 4:

  • Women in Technology Luncheon, 11:45am – 1:15pm in Great Hall B
  • Ask The Experts, 6:30 – 8:30pm in Halls GH
  • Jam Sessions, 9:00pm – 1:00am at House of Blues

Tell us what your TechEd highlights are from today by sending a tweet to @TechEd_NA with hashtag #msTechEd!

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