TechEd North America Daily Highlights, Day 3

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Today is a good day to take stock of 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 D, exploring the TechExpo: Partner Solutions and Microsoft Solutions Experience, getting your Microsoft Certifications, taking part in Birds-of-a-Feather sessions—whatever is on your "don't-miss" list.

And don't forget to pick up souvenirs and books today in the Conference Store and Bookstore, and take advantage of special deals for TechEd attendees in the Microsoft Retail Store.

Today's highlights include:

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
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 the UPS Store in Hall F Lobby, open 9:00am – 6:00pm.

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!

Bookstore Signings: Bookstore, Hall D
Today's featured authors are Mickey Gousset and Martin Woodward at Noon, Chris Johnson and Donovan Follette at 12:30pm, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes at 3:00pm, Todd Klindt and Shane Young at 4:00pm, and Don Jones at 4:30pm. 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.

Best of TechEd 2013 Winners Announced: 5:00pm, Digital Wall
Find out who won the Best of TechEd North America 2013 Awards, including the Attendees' Pick Award! Best of TechEd recognize the innovative products and services showcased at the conference. Visit to see the winners.

On-Demand Session Content: Content Catalog
Remember, the TechEd Content Catalog provides you with year-round access to session presentations from TechEd 2013, plus on-demand viewing.

Session Evaluations: Content Catalog
Remember to complete individual session evaluations and you could win great prizes—like a Microsoft Xbox with Kinect, gift card to a Microsoft Store, T-shirt or other cool gadget!

Airport Shuttle Reservations: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Hall E Lobby
Non-stop airport shuttle service from MCCNO to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is available to TechEd attendees on Thursday, June 6 ONLY, for $20, payable with cash or credit card. Airport Shuttle service runs Thursday, Noon – 6:00pm and reservations are required. Make your reservations today at the Airport Shuttle Reservation Desk in Hall E Lobby.

TechExpo Happy Hour: 5:00 – 6:00pm, Halls CDEF
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 6:00pm!

Reminders for Thursday, June 6:

  • TechEd Closing Party at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 7:30pm – Midnight!
  • Airport Shuttles run Thursday only, Reservations Desk in Hall E Lobby

Last chance for:

  • TechExpo open until 3:00pm in Halls CDEF
  • Hands-on Labs open until 3:00pm in Hall B2
  • Microsoft Certification open until 3:00pm in Rooms 347-351
  • Microsoft Retail Store, Conference Store & Bookstore open until 3:00pm in Hall D

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




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