Wednesday, May 14 Daily Highlights

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Review your TechEd calendar and make sure you've planned time to experience everything available while you're here. That includes Community Outreach activities in Hall E, exploring the TechExpo: Partner Solutions and Microsoft Solutions Experience, getting your Microsoft Certifications—whatever is on your "don't-miss" list.

Speaking of... don't miss the Women in Technology Luncheon today, 11:45am – 1:15pm, in the Hilton Lanier Ballroom, Level 4.

Today's highlights are:

Hands-on Labs: 7:00am – 9:00pm, Hall E  Get the most out of your day at TechEd with extended evening hours for Hands-on Labs, open until 9:00pm. Check the Content Catalog for lab titles and descriptions.

Certification Testing Center: 9:30am – 6:00pm, Hilton Americas, Rooms 338 – 340  Today is a great day to prepare for and take Certification exams—and get 50% off the regular exam price! Take an Exam Prep session and get your last-minute questions answered by MCT Ambassadors. Access free Practice Tests and study materials in the Microsoft Learning Study Hall, where MCTs are standing by to assist you. Learn more.

Conference Store, Bookstore, and Microsoft Retail Store: 9:30am – 6:00pm, Hall E  Get your shopping done today while the best souvenirs, books, and Microsoft consumer products are still in stock! Don't forget, you can ship items you purchase back to your home or office at FedEx Office on Level 2, open 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Bookstore Signings: Bookstore, Hall E  Have your books signed by the author! Visit the Bookstore for details and the latest updates.

Today's book signing schedule:

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm  Mark Russinovich       
    Rogue Code: A Jeff Aiken Novel (Thomas Dunne Books)
    Zero Day: A Novel (Thomas Dunne Books)
    Trojan Horse: A Novel (Thomas Dunne Books)
    Sysinternals Administrator's Reference (Microsoft Press)
    Windows Internals, 6th Ed, Parts 1 and 2 (Microsoft Press)
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm Don Jones & Jeff Hicks                                                             
    Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches (Manning)
    Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches (Manning)
    Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches (Manning)
    PowerShell in Depth: An Administrator's Guide (Manning)
    Jason Helmick             
    Learn IIS Administration in a Month of Lunches (Manning)

Community Outreach: 9:30am – 6:00pm, Hall E  Visit the TechEd Commons in Hall E to help us make a difference in the local community. Any amount of time you spend helping will be rewarding and appreciated!

If you have materials you don't wish to carry home with you, Visit Materials Distribution on Level 2 to donate them to a local school or community center where they will be used and appreciated!

Women in Technology Luncheon: 11:45am – 1:15pm, Hilton Lanier Ballroom, Level 4  Join us for a panel discussion centered on breaking through barriers to success and achieving the unexpected. The panel will feature speakers from Microsoft and other organizations talking about their experiences confronting the particular obstacles to a career in technology.

Platinum Partner Presentations: 11:45am – Noon and 12:15pm – 12:30pm, Digital Wall  Our Platinum Partners take the stage for 15-minute interactive sessions at the Digital Wall today in Halls CD. Join us to learn about their innovative products and services!

  • 11:45am – Noon: Veeam
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm: CommVault

Speaker Idol: 12:30 – 1:00pm, Digital Wall  Meet the next generation of TechEd speakers at the Digital Wall with host Richard Campbell of .NET Rocks! Contestants give a five-minute presentation for the audience and judges, vying for a speaking slot at TechEd 2015.

Best of TechEd Attendees' Pick: Voting closes at 1:00pm  Best of TechEd North America 2014 Awards recognize the innovative products and services showcased at the conference. Review the list of product nominations and explore them in the TechExpo, then cast your vote for the Attendees' Pick Award no later than 1:00pm today.

Best of TechEd 2014 Winners Announced: 5:00pm, Digital Wall  Find out who won the Best of TechEd North America 2014 Awards, including the Attendees' Pick Award! Best of TechEd recognizes the innovative products and services showcased at the conference.

Last Hour Happy Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, TechExpo, Halls CD  Who doesn't like happy hour? Join Microsoft product groups from the MSE and TechEd Sponsors and Exhibitors for happy hour in the TechExpo, tonight at 5:00pm!

On-Demand Session Content:   Remember, the TechEd Content Catalog provides you with year-round access to session presentations from TechEd 2014, plus on-demand viewing.

Session Evaluations:  Complete individual session evaluations and you could win great prizes—like a Microsoft Xbox One or various gift cards! TechEd will also be donating $1 to a local Houston charitable organization for every attendee who completes and evaluation form at TechEd! Session evaluations can be found via the Content Catalog.

Airport Shuttle Reservations: 8:00am – 5:30pm, Info Center, Halls CD  Make your reservations for Airport Shuttle service at the Airport Transportation Desk, located at the Information Center, Halls CD at the main entrance to the TechExpo. Remember, Airport Shuttle Service is ONLY available on Thursday, May 15, Noon – 4:30pm.

Reminders for Thursday, May 15:

TechEd Closing Party at Minute Maid Park: 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Airport Shuttles: Thursday only, Reservations Desk at Information Center, Halls CD

Thursday is your last chance for...

  • TechExpo: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Halls CD
  • Hands-on Labs: 7:00am – 3:00pm, Hall E
  • Certification Testing Center: 9:30am – 3:00pm, Hilton Americas, Rooms 338 – 340
  • Microsoft Retail Store, Conference Store & Bookstore: 9:30am – 3:00pm, Hall E


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




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