Travel Countdowns Updated (Finally!)

I finally made the effort and updated my travel countdown page. It was starting to depress me seeing so few countdowns on the page for 2015. Last year I had my first trip in by the end of January. This year, we’re almost done with March and my first trip is still two weeks away. …

Countdown to Ignite Episode 7

Countdown To Ignite Ep. 7: The One About Breaking In Shoes Now, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier and Buddy Guy’s Legends

After last week’s excitement around the reveal of the conference bag, it’s time for Rick Claus and Joey Snow to answer some questions from the forums and offer up some tips for first-timers before hitting the streets of Chicago for another look at things to do. Keep reading for my summary, but make sure you …

Countdown to Ignite Episode 6

Countdown to Ignite Ep. 6: The One About the Bag

It’s here! The episode that answers the most commonly asked question every year about TechEd and now Ignite: What does the conference bag look like? Yes, Rick Claus and Joey Snow have absconded with the conference bag… or bags as is the case this year. Keep reading for my take, but make sure you click …

Need a Hotel for Ignite? Don’t Worry

As I posted yesterday, the hotel block for Microsoft Ignite appears to be sold out for the full week. So what does that mean if you still need a room?  Don’t worry, you still have plenty of options. I’ve listed a few options below. If you have a suggestion that I missed, please post it …