Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Back From Teched

Teched was, for the 3rd yuar running, in Barcelona. Barcelona may be a great city to play in, but tough to do business in. Getting around is hard - traffic is appaling. And for those of us who like to enjoy ourselves in the evening, taxis are hard to find late at night. Then there was the venue that was miles away from 'downtown' combined with the transport arrangements. Next year it's in Amsterdam again (Horray!).

But TechEd was a heck of a lot of fun. I met a bunch of really smart people, and was able to combine a bit of business with a bit of pleasure. The RD group was invited out to the Restaurant Barcelonetta. It's in the marina, and we had a table open to the water. It was a fantastic view, and the food was excellent. I recommend it!

One of my highlights of Teched was our MS and Open Source talk. It was very interesting and it certainly was very topical. As soon as I get permission, I'll blog the comments we got.

I also spent time on the Ask the Experts stand - answering questions on Windows 2000/3 and Active Dierctory, plus fielding questions about Virtual Server. It was fun - and interesting to hear real customer feedback.

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