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6/30/2013 8:04 PM by Eric Edgar
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Does anyone know the TechEd information for
1/14/2013 9:26 AM by Darin Sutton
1/14/2013 9:26 AM by Darin Sutton Created by: Tim Rha.
Does anyone know the TechEd information for I took some pictures and would like to download them.

What’s on your summer reading list?
7/21/2012 8:33 PM by thomas mullen
7/21/2012 8:33 PM by thomas mullen Created by: Brandy Pepper.

A recent TechNet Flash Editor’s Note from Mitch Irsfeld reminds us to Make Time to Read and highlights recommended titles from Microsoft Press, as well as key blogs that IT Pros and Developers should keep an eye on this summer. It got me thinking that we should include on our summer reading lists the top titles from TechEd speakers. Many of you will have a stack of books you brought back from TechEd 2012, so these titles look familiar. For those who may have missed the chance to purchase these in Orlando (or who didn’t want to lug back a suitcase full of books), here is our list for summer reading—TechEd style.

Kent Agerlund (profile)
Mastering System Center 2012, Sybex

Johan Arwidmark (profile) & Mikael Nystrom (profile)
Deployment Fundamentals: Vols 1, 2 and 3, Deployment Artist

Peter Brown (profile)
Silverlight 5 in Action, Manning

Don Jones (profile)
Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Launches, Manning

Catherine Kaputa (profile)
You Are a Brand!: How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Success, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Breakthrough Branding: How Smart Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Transform a Small Idea into a Big Brand, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
The Female Brand: Using the Female Mindset to Succeed in Business, Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Brian Larson
Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 3E, McGraw Hill
Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power View, McGraw Hill

Mark Russinovich (profile)
Zero Day: A Novel, Thomas Dunne Books
Sysinternals Administrator's Reference, Microsoft Press
Windows Internals, 6th Ed, Pt 1, Microsoft Press

Marco Russo (profile) & Alberto Ferrari (profile)
Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning, Microsoft Press
Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, Packt Publishing

Greg Shields (profile)
CBT Nuggets - Video Training Series, CBT Nuggets

If you have other authors or books on your reading list, please let us know in the discussion below.

6/30/2013 8:04 PM by Eric Edgar
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Future TechEd suggestions
3/7/2013 8:58 AM by David Carr
3/7/2013 8:58 AM by David Carr Created by: Troy Jordan.
-Please consider your attendees that have 17 inch laptops in the future. Also, please make the bags breathable, this years bag makes my back sweat very bad. -Redbull or some other type of energy drink other then soda. -Massage chairs (free would be nice but, I'd even be willing to pay). With all the walking every year carrying backpacks it is hard on the neck and back.

1/24/2013 5:35 AM by Harjit Dhaliwal
1/24/2013 5:35 AM by Harjit Dhaliwal Created by: Kirill Tchimerine.
I am here !

What are some other good conferences to attend?
9/14/2012 6:49 AM by Sunday Sodiya
9/14/2012 6:49 AM by Sunday Sodiya Created by: NiQuita Clark.
I attended TechEd this year (which I loved) and I'm attending Sharepoint in November this year, but I'm looking for some other good conferences. My company has a little money in our budget set aside this fiscal year for me to attend a couple of conferences, but I don't really know else to attend. Any suggestions on some good Microsoft and non-Microsoft conferences coming up in the next year? Oh and I'm a network administrator, so not a developer or programmer or anything!

Over 100 TechEd 2012 Hands-On Labs are now available online
11/26/2012 7:24 AM by Erik Paulsen Skålerud
11/26/2012 7:24 AM by Erik Paulsen Skålerud Created by: Brandy Pepper.

For the next two months, we are making available online over 100 of the most popular TechEd North America Hands-on Labs. Accessing the virtual environments and manuals is easy.  Sign in to your myTechEd account, navigate to the Content Catalog, filter on Hands-on Labs, click on the lab beaker icon, and you're off and running. (See below for screen shot and system requirements.)


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Farewell to TechEd
6/24/2012 1:40 AM by Moshe Raab
6/24/2012 1:40 AM by Moshe Raab Created by: Moshe Raab.
I am an independent contractor/developer. By count of familiar looking bags and backpacks, I have attended about 15 of the 20 TechEds so far. I fear that this was my last. TechEd was something that I always looked forward to. When one was over I would mark my calendar and count down the months, weeks and days until the next. I enjoyed sitting in the sessions, drinking from the fire hose as it has often been described. I enjoyed visiting the various Microsoft booths speaking to people about technology in general, methodology and languages. I was always impressed by the number of Microsoft technical people that were there. I was always amused by the diversity and quantity of the SWAG that I would go home with. Over the years, TechEd has evolved. I have seen the developer focus gradually recede. A few years ago they tried splitting the IT and developer tracks into separate tracks. This year, however, I felt out of place. I could hardly find any vendors that caught my interest as a developer. Even Microsoft did not have much. Yes there was Visual Studio, but where was MSDN? Where were the booths that showed SharePoint development? Dynamics? Windows Phone (7 or 8)? BizSpark? To add insult to injury, Microsoft made major announcements about Surface and Windows Phone 8 just days after the conference. I paid my own way but most attendees were set by their companies. I know I feel that Microsoft deprived me of an opportunity to hear about and see the new products in person. I am sure other companies feel the same way. If Microsoft had made these announcements before or during TechEd and given us the opportunity to return to our offices and clients with this extra knowledge and experience, we all (included Microsoft) would have benefitted. I imagine that Microsoft would prefer that I attend BUILD instead of TechEd. So, alas, this will probably be my last.

Windows phones... epic fail
6/28/2012 12:07 PM by Moshe Raab
6/28/2012 12:07 PM by Moshe Raab Created by: Michael Bowles.
All of my excitement from the conference got wiped away today when I saw the following: This is an epic fail.

Fail Post-Event Survey.
6/21/2012 11:05 AM by Beverly Cotton
6/21/2012 11:05 AM by Beverly Cotton Created by: Scott Egler.
I click the link for your post-event survey that came to me by email. "Thank you for taking the survey." (Done button) I go to take it again. "You have already taken the survey." You don't say?

Thank you Brandy Pepper
6/19/2012 5:42 AM by David Carr
6/19/2012 5:42 AM by David Carr Created by: Peter Ryan.
Brandy Pepper - for answering our hundreds of questions - often more then once - a big thank you. Really appreciated the information and fast response. ~Peter PS One party pass for sale REALLY CHEAP

2/5/2013 8:23 AM by Harjit Dhaliwal
2/5/2013 8:23 AM by Harjit Dhaliwal Created by: Kurt Schauberger.
I was wondering when registration will open. I need to budget for this years TechEd. In the past you have opened registration after the previous TechEd. Why are you delaying the registration? What are the costs going to be. Is there going to be a early bird discount?

myTechEd Badge Rewards Update
6/14/2012 8:40 AM by Brandy Pepper
6/14/2012 8:40 AM by Brandy Pepper Created by: Brandy Pepper.

Thank you to our community members who inquired about the myTechEd badge rewards program for 2012. In our pursuit to continually evolve the program, we ran into a few technical issues that impacted our ability to release new badges this year. We are still working out the details, but are optimistic that 2013 will bring about a refreshed program that will be worthy of your engagement. Until that point, you’ll see your badge rewards account has been paused. As always, we appreciate your support, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel welcome to post on this discussion or send us an email at

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TechEd 2013 Location - UPDATED
11/6/2012 8:30 AM by Kenneth Reynolds
11/6/2012 8:30 AM by Kenneth Reynolds Created by: Brandy Pepper.

UPDATE: Microsoft TechEd North America 2013 will be held June 3-6 in New Orleans. Sign-up for the TechEd Insiders Newsletter to be one of the first to know when registration for TechEd 2013 opens.

Microsoft evaluates multiple cities and locations when planning its events. Currently, no contracts have been signed for TechEd North America 2013, and the destination has not been finalized. We are looking forward to seeing customers in Orlando at TechEd 2012 this June.

lines for the Men's room
6/26/2012 8:30 AM by Rita Mines
6/26/2012 8:30 AM by Rita Mines Created by: Ross Chaplin.
OK - At the risk of getting myelf hung in effigy at the WIT luncheon Tuesday, I have a suggestion for the TechEd staff (tongue firmly in cheek). In recognition of the relative proportion of men to women at TechEd, I suggest that approximately 25% of the Women's restrooms be re-labeled as Men's restrooms for the remainder of the week. My intent is not to complain about the lines for the Men's rooms, but simply a logical adaptation to the proportion of male to female attendees this week. And in anticipation of the women that are thinking 'Now you know what we go through', I'd argue that I don't. I've frequently been at events at which women, after looking at long lines for the Women's restrooms, march right into the Men's room. I don't think many men would risk the likely trouble as a result of walking into the Women's room! OK ladies - let me have it. Tell me how wrong I am - I can take it.

Russinovich presentation logistics
6/20/2012 6:32 AM by Duncan Taylor
6/20/2012 6:32 AM by Duncan Taylor Created by: Ross Chaplin.
This will probably get buried below all the closing event tix discussions, but going to try anyhow in the hopes that it will 'trend' enough that TechEd organizers will notice. DO SOMETHING TO MAKE MARK RUSSINOVICH'S CASE OF THE UNEXPLAINED SESSION MORE ACCESSIBLE! Put him in the keynote hall immediately after the first or second day keynote, or repeat the session. Last year in Atlanta, attendees were not only sitting on the floor around the perimeter of the room, they were sitting on the floor in every aisle. Apparently the local fire marshall was more attentive this year, so the conference staff here closed the doors keeping many out. TechEd alumni know to show up early, but it seems wrong that so many that want to see Mark's great presentations can't. There are ways to make this better - sure hope it will be next year!

Missing Windows Client Session Recordings
6/20/2012 11:47 AM by Richard Benfield
6/20/2012 11:47 AM by Richard Benfield Created by: Richard Benfield.
I have noticed quite a few of the Windows Client session recordings are not available. I was really hoping to view some of these. Is there any chance they will still be posted? Thanks, Richard

Closing Party and weather
6/14/2012 2:08 PM by Jeff Cochran
6/14/2012 2:08 PM by Jeff Cochran Created by: Deanna Jennings.
What happens if it's storming tonight?

Recent knee surgery, mobility options?
6/14/2012 7:01 AM by Jeffrey Gardner
6/14/2012 7:01 AM by Jeffrey Gardner Created by: Adrian Porter.
I had surgery on my knee yesterday for a torn meniscus. They ended up repairing it instead of trimming it, therefore I am in a fixed hinge brace and crutches for 6 weeks. I was looking forward to attending TechEd but now I'm wondering how I'll be able to really get around the conference on crutches. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas? Thanks for any feedback!


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PRC01 - Building Federated External Access for Microsoft SharePoint 2010
10/1/2012 6:05 AM by krishvandam VISH
10/1/2012 6:05 AM by krishvandam VISH Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Managing authentication and authorization for external users has always been a challenge. You may have read great things about federation, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), claims, and SAML authentication for SharePoint—but what is the reality? Come learn the best practices for deploying an enterprise-ready federated environment from John Craddock, federation and security architect. John is currently engaged by a major global corporation on a federated design for SharePoint using a combination of UAG, ADFS, SharePoint 2010 and a third-party IdP. The seminar begins with a quick introduction to federation and ADFS and then gets down to the real details of designing and implementing the system. The day is packed with demos. You will not only discover what works, but also some of the things that don’t work, although maybe they should!

AAP303 - Sustainability in Infrastructure Design
9/27/2012 1:54 PM by
9/27/2012 1:54 PM by Created by: myTechEd Admin.
This session discusses the importance of considering sustainability and supportability needs in IT Architecture projects. Topics to be explored include monitoring, scaling for performance and stability, management of servicing machines en masse in the data center and beyond.

DBI333 - Migrating SQL Server Database Applications to the Windows Azure Virtual Machine
9/24/2012 6:06 AM by Therese Smith
9/24/2012 6:06 AM by Therese Smith Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Many customers have existing Microsoft SQL Server applications running on Windows Server that are already virtualized and would benefit from running in the public cloud. Windows Azure is introducing an expanded Virtual Machine offering that would be an ideal environment to migrate your existing SQL Server applications. In this session, we talk about this offering and how it applies to SQL Server, the steps involved in migrating, deploying, and running your database application with High Availability in Azure. #TEDBI333

SIA300 - Ten Deadly Sins of Administrators about Windows Security
9/8/2012 3:18 AM by Scott Bollinger
9/8/2012 3:18 AM by Scott Bollinger Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Only 10?! Security audits are the best opportunity to become familiar with the common and uncommon security mistakes made by administrators. The reasons of misconfiguration are very typical: lack of time, lack of monitoring systems, lack of knowledge. Often, common mistakes are very serious and can lead to some serious security breaches. Nobody likes when the passwords of your users are being cracked, right? Nobody likes to see this in the audit report. During this intensive and very technical session, Paula shows you the commonly seen ‘infrastructure sins’. Of course there are more than 10…, but if you start to fulfill all of these shown on the session, your network will become significantly more secure!

SIA303 - Advanced Persistent Threats (APT): Understanding the New Era of Attacks!
9/7/2012 7:39 PM by Scott Bollinger
9/7/2012 7:39 PM by Scott Bollinger Created by: myTechEd Admin.
It started with Stuxnet, followed by the attack on RSA and many others. During this live session, Marcus Murray gives you a deep understanding of the new threats, how they are created, what they can do to your business, and what it takes to defend yourself. This interactive session contains live demos, drawings, disussions, and more. Very valuable information if you're interested in defending your network from the threats of today and tomorrow.

WSV205 - Windows Server 2012 Overview
9/7/2012 1:25 AM by Scott Bollinger
9/7/2012 1:25 AM by Scott Bollinger Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Windows Server 2012 brings Microsoft’s experience building and operating public clouds to the server operating system, making it a dynamic, highly available, and cost-effective platform for private clouds and on-premise datacenters. It can take you Beyond Virtualization while offering The Power of Many Servers, and the Simplicity of One. It helps with Every App, Any Cloud, and offers to help Enable the Modern Work Style. Learn what we mean by all that and furthermore, experience this in a number of demos showing exciting new features and scenarios. #TEWSV205

SIA312-R - What's New in Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 (repeated from 6/12 at 3:15pm)
7/19/2012 6:27 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:27 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
The enhancements to Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 affect many core areas of the system including platform, deployment, virtualization, authentication and management. In this session, hear about each of the features, the problems they address, and what’s required for your customers to deploy and leverage them. We delve into how virtualization now “just works”, how we’ve simplified the deployment of Active Directory, and where we focused our efforts in and around the broader topic of management both from a graphical- and command-line standpoint. #TESIA312

OSP13-HOL - Adding and Verifying Federated Domains in Microsoft Office 365
7/19/2012 6:25 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:25 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
During this guided lab, gain experience with adding and verifying federated domains in Office 365. (NOTE: This is an interactive demonstration of the process. Office 365, being an online hosted service, does not lend itself to being configured live in the large and dynamic lab environment here at TechEd).

WCL401 - Windows 8: What’s New in App Compat Tools
7/19/2012 6:23 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:23 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
The Windows 8 Assessment and Deployment Toolkit (ADK) includes the latest evolution in the Application Compatibility Toolkit: ACT 6.0. Join Chris Jackson (“The App Compat Guy”) for a discussion on our ongoing development of best practices for application compatibility, and how this manifests itself in ACT 6.0. In this demo-heavy session, learn how to use new tools to implement proven methodologies to accelerate deployment of new versions of Windows in an enterprise environment. We have re-thought and re-imagined all of our historical approaches to app compat, challenging all previous assumptions, with results that we think will help you dramatically accelerate your deployments.

AAP202 - Design for Non-Designers
7/19/2012 6:22 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:22 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
What makes a design good, and most importantly successful? There are many theories about design; in this session you discover theories that designers have been using over the years to build aesthetically pleasing designs. In this session you are provided a compressed view of the history of good design. You also have the opportunity to build designs that take advantage of space, grids, and strong typographic fundamentals. This session can help to build a foundation in design and provide you with the confidence you need to know where to place items of importance in your on-screen projects. Gain an understanding of space and how to relates to the work you create; using Grids to help organize data and improve user-experience; and putting it all together to create a successful design.

PRC02 - Real World Windows Deployment Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012
7/19/2012 6:21 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:21 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
If you are evaluating Windows 7 or Windows 8, and considering what it might take to migrate your users, this seminar is designed for you. Deployment tools and processes have evolved a long way since Windows XP, making things possible that were not even imagined in the past. Join some of the top minds and industry veterans of Windows deployment as we walk through the steps we perform when migrating Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). This session offers “real-world” guidance based on experience managing deployment projects, doing the work with real users and encountering real challenges. Expect to leave with the background you need to be successful with your deployment projects, and an understanding of where to go should you need more help migrating your users to Windows 7 or Windows 8. We clarify how MDT really works, why you should use it, and in what scenarios it can be used. Learn how to create an image for your users, how to deploy the image to your users, how to troubleshoot deployment and how to successfully manage your deployments long term. We demonstrate how to customize MDT for any size organization, from small businesses to enterprise, global, and multiple-site organizations. Learn how to customize the deployments, customize the deployment wizard, bend the rules, integrate with databases, web services and much more.

WCL382 - Deploying Windows 8 with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
7/19/2012 6:18 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:18 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
With each pre-release of Windows 8, the obvious questions begin to arise: How can we deploy it? The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) will be able to help you with your Windows 8 deployments. In this session, we explore changes in the tools and processes for deploying Windows 8, then look at how MDT encapsulates these changes to make deploying Windows 8 easy.

WCL202 - Windows 8: Windows RT Devices for Business
7/19/2012 6:16 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:16 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
In this session we will discuss the business capabilities of Windows RT (Windows on ARM) devices. We will talk about the Windows RT capabilities from business angle - e.g., user experience, productivity, connectivity, security, and manageability - as well as how organizations should assess Windows RT devices for their environment..

DEV323 - Beyond Master-Detail: Interaction and Navigation Patterns for Modern User Experience
7/19/2012 6:12 PM by Jimmy Cooper
7/19/2012 6:12 PM by Jimmy Cooper Created by: myTechEd Admin.
With modern UI stacks, it's much more practical to implement new and useful interaction patterns, such as viewports, timelines, dashboards, queues, and configurators. Even traditional patterns such as master-detail drilldown, wizards, and trees gain new capabilities. This session summarizes important and useful interaction patterns, shows real-world examples, and suggests common use cases for them. You'll walk out with a lot of new options for designing your own modern user experience, and some strategies for transforming your current applications to make them more productive and compelling.

WCL282 - Windows 8: BitLocker
7/13/2012 4:40 AM by Charlene Boote
7/13/2012 4:40 AM by Charlene Boote Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Come join us to learn how new Windows 8 BitLocker features will make BitLocker easier to provision in client and server scenarios and will help lead to pervasive deployment and use.

EXL306 - Best Practices for Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
7/13/2012 12:33 AM by Valery Tyurin
7/13/2012 12:33 AM by Valery Tyurin Created by: myTechEd Admin.
This session covers both the requirements and best practice recommendations for running Exchange Server 2010 in a hardware virtualization environment. If you’re running or planning on running Exchange in a virtualized environment, you won’t want to miss this session. We'll cover best practices for server deployment, storage configuration, sizing, and consolidation. We'll also cover some of the latest updates in this area including new support for Jetstress validation on virtual deployments.

WCL286 - Windows 8: Malware Resistance
7/11/2012 5:18 PM by Charlene Boote
7/11/2012 5:18 PM by Charlene Boote Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Windows 8 has been designed from the ground up to be fundamentally resistant to threats such as malware. Come join us to learn how Microsoft secures the Windows code, core, boot, and desktop with exciting new capabilities such as exploit mitigations, Trusted and Measured Boot, Windows Defender, and Metro applications just to name a few.

WCL288 - Windows 8: Desktop Security Strategy
7/11/2012 5:17 PM by Charlene Boote
7/11/2012 5:17 PM by Charlene Boote Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Come join us to learn more about Microsoft’s strategy for securing Windows PCs. In this session we talk about our approach to desktop security and how a comprehensive security solution can be achieved when using Windows client, Windows Server, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Office, and Windows Internet Explorer.

WCL284 - Windows 8: An Introduction to Mobile Broadband, DirectAccess, and BranchCache
7/11/2012 5:16 PM by Charlene Boote
7/11/2012 5:16 PM by Charlene Boote Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Connected from anywhere, increased productivity, and better network management via cost-aware networking. Sound interesting? This session provides a general overview of these scenarios, including discussion on improvements to DirectAccess, BranchCache, and general networking (mobile broadband) with Windows 8. Additional deep dive sessions and 300-level content is available via separate sessions in the Windows Server Track.

WCL389 - Windows 8: Image Validation and Improvement Scenarios with the Windows ADK
7/11/2012 5:14 PM by Charlene Boote
7/11/2012 5:14 PM by Charlene Boote Created by: myTechEd Admin.
In this session, learn about the tools included in the Windows ADK and how you can use these tools to validate and improve your image before releasing it to the production environment.


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1/14/2013 9:16 AM by Darin Sutton
1/14/2013 9:16 AM by Darin Sutton Created by: myTechEd Admin.
GIVEAWAYS - 1 Bootcamp (no travel) & 5 XBOX 360 units and several smaller prizes. CertificationCamps offers instructor led training on Microsoft technologies with a focus on achieving certification. With smaller class size limit of 12 students and the best location/facilities - we are the fast growing Microsoft Gold training provider in US. Our Microsoft Certified Trainers use a very hands on, real world approach.

6/14/2012 9:46 PM by Michael Brittenham
6/14/2012 9:46 PM by Michael Brittenham Created by: myTechEd Admin.
IBM is one of the industry leaders in x86 servers. The IBM System x™ family of servers includes towers, rack optimized, blades, and scalable offerings. With a customer focused strategy IBM has improved the reliability, availability, serviceability, performance, and scalability of its x86 servers without sacrificing industry standards.  Building on the 20 year foundation of collaboration between IBM and Microsoft - the System x servers are ideal platforms for Microsoft architecture environments.

6/14/2012 12:50 PM by Jarred Capellman
6/14/2012 12:50 PM by Jarred Capellman Created by: myTechEd Admin.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. We are able to leverage our size and scope to deliver real value in the products and services we offer. Our healthcare solutions are helping hospitals reduce errors and insurers bring down costs. Our TouchSmart products are helping individuals with autism communicate for the very first time. Our digital printing solutions are revolutionizing the publishing industry by allowing publishers to print individual books on demand. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. And that’s just the beginning. Where others see challenges, we see opportunities. So we never stop exploring. We never stop at impossible. And we can’t wait to show you what we think of next.

6/13/2012 10:25 AM by sean ackerman
6/13/2012 10:25 AM by sean ackerman Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Thycotic Software, Ltd. is a Washington, DC-based company committed to providing secure password management solutions. From managing privileged accounts to Active Directory self-service resets, our software securely manages all credentials critical to your company's operations. Secret Server, our password management software, allows teams to control access to all critical passwords in a one central, web-based repository. Beyond just a repository, Secret Server can also actively manage passwords such as network and Service Account passwords. Password Reset Server is an AD self-service reset tool that eliminates calls to the Help Desk, and is configurable to meet internal information security policies.

6/12/2012 5:28 PM by Martin Oom
6/12/2012 5:28 PM by Martin Oom Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Sencha makes application frameworks, tools and cloud services that equip application developers to create amazing application experiences using Web-standard technologies. Sencha Ext JS, is a cross-browser JavaScript framework for building rich Internet applications. It includes high-performance, customizable UI building blocks; a superbly architected, extensible component model and an intuitive, easy-to-use API. More than 1.6 million developers worldwide — representing more than 150,000 companies — use the Sencha to build highly functional and robust application experiences.

6/11/2012 1:02 PM by Rafael Monge
6/11/2012 1:02 PM by Rafael Monge Created by: myTechEd Admin.
For over 40 years Intel has been leading and bringing new technology to the marketplace. Now we are building on our historical strength in silicon innovation and global manufacturing capacity to create new products and technologies that help people live happier, more productive lives. Whether it's a mobile lifestyle or a new way to enjoy entertainment at home, Intel is helping people all over the world accomplish things they never before dreamed possible. In the end, it's not just about making technology faster, smarter and cheaper - it's about using that technology to make life better, richer, and more convenient for everyone it touches. Intel provides resources, technologies, products and services that both IT professionals and developers need to create innovative products and industry-leading software solutions with enhanced business value and are designed to run best on Intel platforms. Plus, Intel and Microsoft have over 30 years of technical co-innovation to make our technologies work better together to deliver innovative computing solutions today and in the future. Please see some examples and find more information at the Intel and Microsoft Alliance website.

Microsoft Corporation
6/9/2012 11:16 AM by Peter Ryan
6/9/2012 11:16 AM by Peter Ryan Created by: myTechEd Admin.

6/8/2012 8:38 AM by Krishnamoorthy Raja
6/8/2012 8:38 AM by Krishnamoorthy Raja Created by: myTechEd Admin.
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate performance breakthroughs. Our dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today. Customers around the world choose us for our "go beyond" approach and broad portfolio of solutions for server-to-storage virtualization, business applications, data protection, and more. Our solutions provide nonstop availability of critical business data and simplify business processes so companies can deploy new capabilities with confidence and get to revenue faster than ever before. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at

Generation App
6/6/2012 1:22 PM by myTechEd Admin
6/6/2012 1:22 PM by myTechEd Admin Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Be part of Generation App today. With Windows 8 on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to start building applications. Visit the Generation App booth, see how easy app development can be, and get a custom-printed T-shirt plus other surprises.

6/6/2012 11:18 AM by Shaun Guthrie
6/6/2012 11:18 AM by Shaun Guthrie Created by: myTechEd Admin.
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become “status quo” in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users’ management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products.

6/6/2012 6:19 AM by Ken Brussel
6/6/2012 6:19 AM by Ken Brussel Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Specops Software develops unique, award-winning password management and desktop management products based on Microsoft technology. We strive to fortify your company´s existing IT investments by leveraging Group Policy and Active Directory with truly innovative, yet simple and cost effective solutions. A multiple TechEd award winner, our powerfully built Desktop Management and Password Management products leverage Active Directory and Group Policy based technology and improve your security, enhance organizational productivity, and empower IT staff. Notable products include Specops Deploy, Specops Password Reset, Specops Password Policy and Specops Inventory. The company was founded in 2001 and is privately held. The company's customer base includes more than 3000 customers in over 50 countries. Specops is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and operates offices in London, Philadelphia and Toronto. Visit for more information.

The Rand Group, LLC
6/5/2012 3:22 PM by myTechEd Admin
6/5/2012 3:22 PM by myTechEd Admin Created by: myTechEd Admin.
The Rand Group, LLC is the largest Microsoft Dynamics Partner in Texas, providing AX, GP, NAV, CRM, SharePoint, BI and Application Development solutions. With vertical IP for Oil & Gas and Construction & Real Estate, we serve clients in many industries. If you are looking for a great career, go to

AMD - Advanced Micro Devices (1)
6/4/2012 6:37 PM by Jarred Capellman
6/4/2012 6:37 PM by Jarred Capellman Created by: myTechEd Admin.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers.

6/3/2012 12:39 PM by Chuck Richards
6/3/2012 12:39 PM by Chuck Richards Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information, technology infrastructures and related processes against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company. As the world’s fourth largest independent software company and backed by the Global Intelligence Network, our unique focus is to eliminate information, technology and process risks independent of device, platform, interaction or location. Our software and services protect completely, in ways that can be managed easily and with controls that can be enforced automatically – enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.

Messageware Incorporated
6/1/2012 12:19 PM by Matt Singh
6/1/2012 12:19 PM by Matt Singh Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Protect your users and get more out of OWA with the endpoint security and productivity software that is trusted by F100 companies worldwide. Leaders in OWA solutions, Messageware secures Exchange, enhances, and customizes Outlook Web App. New: OWA_Guard protects from the latest threats. New: OWA_Desktop provides a full user experience for OWA, On-premise & Office 365. See for yourself why over 2,500 enterprises and 5 million users rely on Messageware to maximize their Exchange investment.

SAPIEN Technologies, Inc.
5/30/2012 2:01 PM by Robert Morey
5/30/2012 2:01 PM by Robert Morey Created by: myTechEd Admin.
SAPIEN Technologies is out to make Windows administrative tasks simpler - whether you're scripting with PowerShell, VBScript or just about any other scripting language, working with databases, working with XML, or related technologies. We offer more than just software: We give you more than 25 years of experience, best-in-class software applications, authoritative books, supportive communities, and real-world training.

The Code Project
5/30/2012 9:22 AM by myTechEd Admin
5/30/2012 9:22 AM by myTechEd Admin Created by: myTechEd Admin.

eDev Technologies
5/29/2012 11:21 PM by myTechEd Admin
5/29/2012 11:21 PM by myTechEd Admin Created by: myTechEd Admin.
inteGREAT is a Requirements Lifecycle Management platform that uses TFS as its application and database server; publishing Business, User and System requirements to TFS for enterprise retrieval and reuse. inteGREAT enables users to elicit, analyze, validate, review and manage requirements more efficiently. It provides a common understanding for project stakeholders, while automatically generating documents, diagrams, simulations and test cases. inteGREAT supports the Microsoft Agile, Scrum, Iterative and Waterfall process templates as well as custom templates.

Xyratex International Inc.
5/29/2012 10:21 PM by myTechEd Admin
5/29/2012 10:21 PM by myTechEd Admin Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Xyratex is a leading provider of enterprise class data storage solutions that provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage platforms for the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) community. As the largest capital equipment supplier to the industry, Xyratex enables disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today’s technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology.

5/29/2012 9:23 PM by myTechEd Admin
5/29/2012 9:23 PM by myTechEd Admin Created by: myTechEd Admin.
Icertis is the leader in providing enterprise solutions in the Microsoft Cloud. The Icertis Contract Lifecycle Management™ product helps companies manage their contract workflow and compliance needs. Icertis Partner Relationship Management™ brings opportunities in the channel partner ecosystem to fruition faster, providing early visibility into opportunities across various partners. Built on the Windows Azure platform, the Icertis suite of products offer significant leverage for customers both from a cost as well as performance perspective.


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