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Tech Ed 2011 Memorabilia

I thought of jotting down my top 5 memories of TechEd 2011 like I did for 2009 and 2010.

1) Co-presenting with Sachin: Sachin is undoubtedly one of the best presenters in Microsoft India. Not many know but he holds 14 patents. His dedication to his work is really admirable, in fact the day before we were walking through the demos till pass midnight. Hope we get an opportunity to co-present again🙂

2) Guts – Live Azure Deployment: I have seen many Azure demos and most of them run on premise with emulators, guaranteeing the same would run in cloud which in fact in never does. Few other demos are already deployed on cloud which takes away the simplicity of Windows Azure. So we thought of creating a WIF enabled application from scratch and deploying it LIVE to Azure. Challenge of course was that this would take 7 – 8 minutes and we had to keep the momentum flowing during that timeframe. And most important – there is no second chance, in case deployment fails it would ruin the show. In the end it was all guts, we did live deployment and it was perfect 10.

3) MCP on Azure: Like 2009 this time around too TechEd offered free certifications and the one on offer was 70-583. I took a chance and was the first to clear this certification at the TechEd. Interestingly I have passed only 2 Microsoft Exams till date, and both happen to be @ TechEd.

4) A photo with Sanjay Vyas: This was definitely the moment. Sanjay is synonymous with TechEd and one of the finest presenters of our country. His humor, passion, wit and knowledge have no match. Let me hope someday I get lucky to co-present with him.

5) TechEd Memento: A Hatrick of mementos. It definitely means a lot to me🙂 . Thanks to one and all that made this possible. As usual, it’s GIDS time now.

2 responses to “Tech Ed 2011 Memorabilia

  1. pinaldave April 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Good Niraj.

    I like your TechEd Memento.

  2. nirajrules April 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Pinal, definitely better than the ring🙂 , and thanks for handing it over, wouldn’t have made this post otherwise

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