Thursday, May 15 Daily Highlights

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It's the final day of TechEd North America 2014, and we're excited for the TechEd Closing Party at Minute Maid Park! Meanwhile, this is your final day of sessions and last chance to take advantage of networking and learning opportunities onsite here at TechEd. Remember, session presentations are available year-round via the Content Catalog, where you can view sessions you've missed, on demand.

Airport Shuttle Service runs today, Noon – 4:30pm. Make your reservations at the Airport Transportation Desk, located at the Information Center, Halls CD at the main entrance to the TechExpo, 8:00am – 3:30pm. See below for details.

Today's highlights are:

Bag Check: 7:00am – 4:30pm, Level 2  Complimentary bag check is available again today to store luggage. No laptops please. We advise you to leave personal or valuable items in your hotel during the conference. Please be sure to collect your items prior to 4:30pm.

Conference Store, Bookstore and Microsoft Retail Store: 9:30am – 3:00pm, Hall E  Get your shopping done today before the stores close at 3:00pm!


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  Cameron Fuller, John Joyner & Pete Zerger                          
    System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed (2nd Edition) (SAMS)


Ship Materials Home: 8:00am – 5:00pm, FedEx Office, Level 2  Remember, you can ship materials you've acquired during the conference back to your home or office at the FedEx Office on Level 2, open 8:00am – 5:00pm.


Hands-on Labs: 7:00am – 3:00pm, Hall E  Last chance to visit the HOLs, closing at 3:00pm today. Check the Content Catalog for lab titles and descriptions.


Certification Testing Center: 9:30am – 3:00pm, Hilton Americas, Rooms 338 – 340  Don't miss your chance to take Certification exams at 50% off the regular exam price! Certification Testing Center closes at 3:00pm today.


TechExpo: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Halls CD  TechExpo: Partner Solutions and Microsoft Solutions Experience closes today at 3:00pm. Take advantage of this last chance to meet with Microsoft product teams, TechEd Sponsors and Exhibitors!


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: Nutanix
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm: Adaptiva


Speaker Idol Finals: 12:30pm – 1:00pm, Digital Wall  Join host Richard Campbell and find out who'll win this year's Speaker Idol and earn a speaking slot at TechEd 2015!


TechEd Closing Party: 7:30pm – 11:30pm, Minute Maid Park  Get ready for an amazing night as TechEd takes over Minute Maid Park for this year's Closing Party! The wristband you received at Registration is your ticket to the party (not your attendee badge), so don't forget to detach the wristband from your party flyer, and wear it for entry. If you lose your wristband, fees will apply to replace it (visit Registration prior to 4:30pm). No guest passes or replacements will be sold at the party.


Shuttle service is provided between all TechEd hotels and Minute Maid Park, 7:15pm – 11:45pm. For more details regarding guest passes, admittance, security and suggested attire, refer to the party flyer/wristband you received at Registration.


Airport Shuttle Service: 8:00am – 3:30pm, Info Center, Halls CD  Non-stop airport shuttle service from George R. Brown Convention Center to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport is available to TechEd attendees for $20.00, payable with cash or credit card. Airport shuttles depart every 30 minutes, Noon – 4:30pm. Recommended departure for domestic flights is two hours prior to flight time, while international flights require three hours prior to flight time. Please visit the Airport Transportation Desk for additional information. Reservations can be made at the Airport Transportation Desk, located at the Information Center, Halls CD at the main entrance to TechExpo.


Evaluations: Complete your session and overall conference evaluations, and you could win great prizes! Your input helps us improve future TechEd conferences TechEd will donate $1 to a local Houston charitable organization for each attendee who submits an evaluation at TechEd. Look for the post-event survey next week – we value your input to help us continually improve TechEd each year!  Session evaluations will be available until 5:00pm on May 20.


See you at TechEd 2015!

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