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And now for today's highlights, which include the Women in Technology Luncheon, Ask The Experts, and Jam Sessions. Hands-on Labs offer extended hours today, open until 9:00pm! Here are the details on everything happening today at TechEd:
Hands-on Labs: 7:00am – 9:00pm, Hall B2
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.
Microsoft Certification Testing Center: 9:30am – 6:30pm, Rooms 347-351
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.
Conference Store, Bookstore and Microsoft Retail Store: 9:30am – 6:30pm, Hall D
Pick up souvenirs and the latest titles from your favorite author's at the Conference Store and Bookstore. Visit the Microsoft Retail Store and take advantage of exclusive pricing on a Microsoft Surface—for TechEd attendees only! Supplies will NOT run out, so there's no need to miss a session standing in line! Stop by any time during the above ours to purchase make your purchases.
Community Outreach: 9:30am – 6:30pm, 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!
TechExpo: Partner Solutions & Microsoft Solutions Experience: 11:00am – 4:00pm, Halls CDEF
Learn about the latest solutions and product offerings from Sponsors and Exhibitors, and meet with Microsoft Product Groups in the MSE today. Networking is a key value of TechEd, and the TechExpo is packed with valuable contacts and information. Start exploring Halls CDEF today to take full advantage.
Women in Technology Luncheon: 11:45am – 1:15pm, Great Hall B
Join a diverse panel discussion to hear insights and experiences with Managing Change and Transitions at the Women in Technology Luncheon in Great Hall B.
Platinum Partner Presentations: 11:45am – Noon and 1:00 – 1:15pm, Digital Wall
Our 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: EMC presents DW03 Building a Fully Provisioned Private Cloud with Best Practices from EMC
- 1:00 – 1:15pm: NetApp presents DW04 NetApp Private Storage for Public Clouds
Bookstore Signings: Bookstore, Hall D
The TechEd Book Store offers the latest technical books and "hot off the press" titles, and features author book signings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Today's book signing schedule features Christian Nagel at 12:00 Noon, Brien Posey at 12:30pm, Aidan Finn at 1:00pm, Ed Wilson at 2:00pm, and Don Jones at 3:00pm. Check the schedule in the Bookstore for details.
Speaker Idol: 12:15 – 12:45pm, Digital Wall
Meet the next generation of TechEd speakers at the Digital Wall with hosts Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin of .NET Rocks and RunAs Radio! Contestants give a five-minute presentation for the audience and judges, vying for a speaking slot at TechEd 2014.
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.
Best of TechEd Attendees' Pick: Voting closes at 4:00pm
Best of TechEd North America 2013 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 4:00pm today.
Ask The Experts: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Halls GH
Join members of the community from the Microsoft Solutions Experience for Ask The Experts tonight in Halls GH. Learn about available resources and get technical questions answered while enjoying drinks and appetizers with NOLA flair!
Jam Sessions: 9:00pm – 1:00am, House of Blues®
Jump on stage and jam with us at TechEd Jam Sessions, tonight at the House of Blues in the heart of the French Quarter! Conference Badge required for entrance. Check your Conference Guide for details. Sponsored by CommVault
Reminders for Wednesday, June 5:
- Hands-on Labs open until 9:00pm in Hall B2
- Best of TechEd 2013 winners announced, 5:00pm at the Digital Wall
- TechExpo Happy Hour, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Halls CDEF
Tell us what your TechEd highlights are from today by sending a tweet to @TechEd_NA with hashtag #msTechEd!