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Sorry for the delayed posting; I didn’t take my laptop on the 1st day and I twittered my thoughts thoughts the day – hopefully you can see them on my home page but here is a more considered version of my experiences so far..
The wireless is not as good this year – I’m struggling to get a connection and have had to resort to a wired connection in the work area which is a shame.
The keynote had a lot of Green IT and virtualization messages, VMWorld had almost exactly the same message (and a mature product 🙂 ) at VMWorld last year – there were some interesting parallels.
As usual, well organised and easy to move around the conference centre, good facilities – I note TechEd will be moving to Berlin next year, will be interesting as the Barcelona site seems ideal, Amsterdam was too big but this feels about right – but bit of variety can’t do any harm!
VMWare have a stand in the exhibitors hall, sadly they don’t have their ESX4 demo available – they are hoping to be able to have it running by Weds.
Reading between the lines from sessions like the keynote and OS deployment tool schedules – I strongly suspect that Windows 2008 R2 will be released with Windows 7 between June 09 and June 2010 – yeah, it’s a big window… but it seems to be consistent.
Windows Server 2008 R2 is currently under development, beta out shortly
Interesting new Server 2008 r2 features:
Interesting new tech from the keynote
In general, it does seem a bit toned down from the last time I came in 2006, less big announcements but I think that’s a hangover from the lessons learnt around the Vista hype machine and still a lot of good technical content.
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