Sunday, May 11 Daily Highlights

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Welcome to Microsoft TechEd North America 2014 and Houston! Each day, we'll post the daily highlights here on our blog to help you make the most of everything happening at TechEd. Check the Content Catalog for session details and updates. If you haven't done so already, use the Schedule Builder to create your conference schedule.

Thanks to those of you who signed up to participate in our Offsite Community Outreach efforts. We'd love to hear about your experience giving back to the Houston community! Remember, Onsite Community Outreach opportunities are available Monday through Wednesday in Hall E. We hope you'll continue to help throughout TechEd.

  • First up today, Pre-Conference Seminars: 9:00am – 5:00pm  Choose from 10 different Pre-Con topics of in-depth discussion and dive right in! If you haven't pre-registered, it's not too late! Visit Registration to sign up and get a head start on your TechEd experience. Additional registration fee is required.

  • Attend a TechEd 101 Session: 1:00pm – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 5:00pm (repeat), Room 351A  TechEd 101 provides an overview of the major components of TechEd, to help you take advantage of all of the opportunities here and create your ideal conference schedule. Check the Catalog and add TechEd 101 to your schedule.

  • Certification Testing Center: Noon – 6:00pm, Hilton Americas, Rooms 338 – 340  Get Certified at TechEd! Take advantage of onsite training at Certification Central. Make use of the Microsoft Learning Study Hall, attend Exam Prep sessions, and take all Certification Exams at 50% off the regular price. Learn more.

  • Hands-on Labs: Noon – 6:00pm, Hall E  Experience Microsoft technologies at your own pace in the HOLs, offering more than 145 different lab titles. Check the Content Catalog for details.

  • Alumni Lounge: Noon – 6:00pm, Hall E  Thanks to all TechEd and MMS Alumni for joining us here in Houston! We hope you'll make use of the Alumni Lounge throughout the conference to connect with fellow

  • Microsoft Retail Store and the Conference Store & Bookstore: Noon – 6:00pm, Hall E Get an early start on shopping today!

Reminders for Monday, May 12:

  • Keynote Session with Brad Anderson: 9:00am, Hall B3  (Overflow in Rooms 310A, 320A, 330, 340, 350D, 360)

  • Remember to leave your hotel early to allow for Monday morning traffic! Transfer times can run as long as 45 minutes during peak traffic.

  • Foundational Sessions: 11:00am – Noon

  • TechExpo Welcome Reception: 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Halls CD

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

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