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Maxx Dopp at TechEd: Dispatch 9–Final Day

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Maxx Dopp here. This is the last day of TechEd, and people are already leaving to fly home, and things are winding down.   Yesterday, when the vendor section ended at 3:00 PM, within a few seconds of making the closing announcement, convention center staff were literally beginning to rip off the carpeting on the […]

8 June 2007 2:10 pm by
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Maxx Dopp at TechEd: Dispatch 8–TechEd is Winding Down (Slowly)

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Maxx Dopp here. TechEd was bustling today. A lot of vendors were giving away big prizes, and swag trolls were getting the last goodies they could before TechEd ends tomorrow. Most of the vendors have already run out of give-aways. I think enough tee-shirts where given away at TechEd to clothe a small third world […]

7 June 2007 1:02 pm by
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Maxx Dopp at TechEd: Dispatch 7

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[imageattachment] Maxx Dopp here. TechEd has continued to pick up today. It seems odd to me that Monday and Wednesday were busy days, while Tuesday was so slow. Maybe this is normal, but since this is my first TechEd, it is new to me. As I write this, there is a major thunderstorm and heavy […]

6 June 2007 2:54 pm by
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Maxx Dopp at TechEd: Dispatch 6–TechEd is Picking Up

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Maxx Dopp here. This morning, activity at TechEd has picked up. We have been getting lots of questions about SQL Server. Some of the questions have included:   How do permissions on linked servers work?   How do I use SQL Server encryption?   How do I convert DTS packages to SSIS packages.   How […]

6 June 2007 10:03 am by
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Maxx at TechEd: Dispatch 5–What DBAs Are Asking

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Maxx Dopp here. Lunch has just been served, but no live band today. As I mentioned earlier, activity is much quieter today at TechEd. At least today, I got to eat lunch. On Monday, I was a little late, and virtually all the food was gone when I got there.   [imageattachment]   As I […]

5 June 2007 7:01 pm by
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Maxx at TechEd: Dispatch 4–Day Two at TechEd

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Maxx Dopp here. Today is day two of TechEd. When compared to yesterday, it seems much slower paced. I don’t know if too many people partied last night, or if the initial excitement is already over. Or, maybe it is because most of the swag was given away already and there little more to collect. […]

5 June 2007 6:28 pm by
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Maxx at TechEd: Dispatch 3–An Exhausting Day at TechEd Finally Ends

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Maxx Dopp here. Wow, today has been exhausting, and it is still only Monday, with four more days to go. TechEd is an overwhelming experience, with almost more than the senses can easily process.   This afternoon, I roamed the vendor booths, talking with lots of people. What really amazes me is the amount of […]

5 June 2007 6:14 pm by
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Maxx at Tech Ed: Dispatch 2

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Maxx Dopp here.   TechEd is in full swing now. Thousands of attendees have passed by, getting free stuff, asking questions, attending sessions, and much more. Lunch is just starting and there is a live band playing in the background.     The initial long lines for free stuff are much shorter now, but more […]

5 June 2007 10:03 am by
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Maxx Dopp at Tech Ed: Dispatch 1

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Maxx Dopp here.   TechEd 2007 began this morning in Orlando, Fl. The sun was shining and the weather perfect. But like most good geeks, instead of hanging around the pool or the parks, over 12,000 of us gathered in the dark caverns of the Orlando Convention Center.   This is my first TechEd, can […]

5 June 2007 9:13 am by