Sitting here at TechEd

Well, it is Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in the CommNet, checking mail and getting caught up. Couple thoughts right off the bat…

Layout — Everything is in one location, other than the sessions that is. From where I’m sitting in the CommNet, I can see the Keynote area, TechEd Store, Meal Hall, Exhibitor Area, Cabanas, and Hands On Lab area. I like the fact that we won’t have to wander from one end of the place to another to do get to any of these things. If I recall correctly, the CommNet in San Diego was way on one end. It always seemed like you had to make a special effort to get over there. On the other hand, I’m curious what kind of traffic patterns are going to develop.

Beverages — Pepsi, why does it have to be Pepsi? I’m a Diet Coke drinker, and I don’t know what I’m going to do without my daily fix… or two… or three… or… well, let’s not go there.

The Bag — Big thumbs up on the bag. The bag I received at the final MEC in 2001 was a briefcase/laptop case style bag, and it is still the main bag I use for work. All the rest since have been backpacks or big shoulder bags, all of them too big for regular use, at least for me. This one is just right. After this week, we’ll see if I’ll be switching to this one for day to day use.