Today was a wonderfull day again. I did some great sessions. two with Steve Riley and one with Wally Mead. This morning I was invited to a so called round table conference with Microsoft. it looks like they have some idea about a New sort of community for technology in general, (like security., or a community for virtualisation) and it gave me the idea that they expected the contenders of this conference (off site from Teched itself, just around the corner) to jump in the air for joy, but it backfired on them. all of the contenders were in the same mindset: do NOT start something like this, It is out there, It should not be pushed, it should grow naturally and organically. So afterwards I had a bit of a mixed feeling about this conference< I am willing to help improve Microsoft do its job, but I had the feeling here, I was being misused and I skipped two sessions for it. (okay there was only 1 interesting sessions, I really missed out on…)
The two sessions of Steve Riley were good again, one was about the new Firewall options in Vista, and IPSec, the other was about HIS idea of a securer Wireless LAN. He knows to set the stage and get everybody’s attention…
He had the auditorium two times, and had it nearly filled up… The picture here is from the second session.
My third sessions of today was about SCCM (System Center Configuration manager) By Wally mead. MAN this guy is hyperactive, what a normal person tells in three hours he managed to get into 75 minutes. e knows a lot, but I think that with this speed he lost a lot of people about 10 minutes into his session. It was very interesting but My opinion is that he put too much info in his session, he wanted to talk about too many features of “his” product. (This was from a trainers perspective a very interesting session on the do’s and Don’ts of presenting. Speed is good, too much speed is wrong, It is like my grandfather said: everything with Too in from, is bad..