Countdown to Ignite: The One About The Session Catalog Update

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    oddytee

    Will the hands-on-labs (HOLs) be available on Sunday (3 May) for the early arrivers who don't attend a pre-day session?

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    oddytee

    It appears that as of today (3 March) all of the hotel rooms with the Microsoft rates are full. Will more hotels/rooms be added so we can take advantage of the MS rate?

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    Bindertech

    When will the Session schedule builder be available?

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    RicksterCDN

    @ltoddnelson: The HOLs are not available on Sunday.

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    RicksterCDN

    @ltoddnelson:

    Hey Todd, Availability is constantly changing for hotel blocks and we are doing our best to add rooms so please check back periodically. If you are unable to find a reservation for your entire length of stay, you may also check availability within the Chicago area via Advanced Reservations Systems, Inc.* (ARES). Space and rates are subject to availability.

    • Please note that this is a separate hotel reservation booking tool and is not connected to your Microsoft Ignite registration. Reservations made with the ARES system will not appear in the Accommodations portion of your registration. ARES assesses a $5.99 (or otherwise noted) per night booking fee that will be immediately charged to your credit card upon booking. All hotel booking fees and cancellation policies are set forth by ARES. All updates to and cancellations of your reservations booked through the ARES website must be made with the ARES call center: ARES call center Telephone (U.S.): 1 800-213-6147Generic Comment Image (Worldwide): +1 619-546-4711Generic Comment Image

    * Advanced Reservations Systems, Inc. website booking engine is not hosted by the Microsoft Ignite Event Planning Team, Microsoft or CRG Events. The Microsoft Ignite Event Planning Team, Microsoft and CRG Events are not responsible for collecting any fees associated with higher rates, no show fees or any agreements made between you and ARES. Nightly rate and fees are established by ARES and cannot be modified by members of the Microsoft Ignite Team.

    Finally - my good friend Scott Ladewig has written up a blog post about some ideas for accommodation - you might want to check out his suggestions.

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    RicksterCDN

    @Bindertech:ahhhh... nice question. You have noticed that the content catalogue shows you all the content and speakers, but no functionality to create a schedule... That capability is on track to be made available by the end of March.

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    oddytee

    @RicksterCDN: Re HOLs  8(

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    oddytee

    @RicksterCDN:

    Got it. Thanks. Just frustrating to see the event is still 60 days out and we now get to pay the prevailing rate. However, we haven't let this hiccup stop us. Full speed ahead!

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    davidchr

    Hey Rickster...Nice Revolution Brewery tshirt in episode #5.   Already registered...but havent seen anything yet on bus schedule to/from hotel.   Thanks!

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    svp

    Need to download the catalog in excel format. How do I do that?

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