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Highlights for today include Networking Night: Ask The Experts and Meet & Geek, and Jam Sessions. Hands-on Labs offer extended hours, open until 9:00pm tonight! Here are the details on everything happening today at TechEd.
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 Microsoft Certification exams—and get 50% off the regular exam price! Access free Practice Tests and study materials in the Microsoft Learning Study Hall, where Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are standing by to assist you. Attend an Exam Prep session and get your last-minute questions answered by MCT Ambassadors.
Conference Store, Bookstore and Microsoft Retail Store: 9:30am – 6:00pm, Hall E Pick up souvenirs and the latest titles from your favorite authors at the Conference Store and Bookstore. Visit the Microsoft Retail Store to learn about, experience, and purchase the latest Microsoft products and services.
Bookstore Signings: Bookstore, Hall E The TechEd Bookstore offers the latest technical books and "hot off the press" titles, and features author book signings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Check the schedule in the Bookstore for details and the latest updates.
Today's book signing schedule: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
- 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 Help us make a difference in the local community. Visit the TechEd Commons in Hall E to help assemble much-needed supply packs for MD Anderson (Houston's premier Cancer Center) and local homeless shelters—as well as other hands-on activities.
TechExpo: Partner Solutions & Microsoft Solutions Experience: 11:00am – 4:00pm, Halls CD 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 benefit of attending TechEd, and the TechExpo is packed with valuable contacts and information. Start exploring Halls CD today to take full advantage.
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: Dell
- 12:30pm: HP
Speaker Idol: 12:30pm – 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.
Channel 9 Live at TechEd: See Session Schedule The Channel 9 team is broadcasting live and unscripted from the TechExpo in Halls CD. 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.
Networking Night: Ask The Experts and Meet & Geek: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Halls AB Whether you have technical questions to discuss with product experts, or are interested in networking and making new contacts, Networking Night has you covered with both Ask the Experts and Meet & Geek events in one! Choose from one or both activities while you enjoy drinks and appetizers.
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 downtown Houston! Conference Badge required for entrance. Check your Conference Guide for details. Sponsored by CommVault
Reminders for Wednesday, May 14:
Women in Technology Luncheon: 11:45am – 1:15pm, Hilton Lanier Ballroom, Level 4
Hands-on Labs: Open until 9:00pm in Hall E
Best of TechEd 2014: Attendees' Pick Award voting closes at 1:00pm; Best of TechEd winners announced, 5:00pm at the Digital Wall
Last Hour Happy Hour: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, TechExpo, Halls CD
Tell us what your TechEd highlights are from today by sending a tweet to @TechEd_NA with hashtag #msTechEd!