The best part of TechEd was meeting people...

TechEd's done and dusted for another year, and what a blast we had!

It's incredible to think of the number of customers who stopped by the SQL Server DAT section of the Technical Learning Center to pepper us with questions, and even more so to think of the number of customers who came back day after day with follow-up questions. Every evening I had a bunch of emails from customers who I'd asked to ping me for ppt decks, whitepapers, or questions - it's very gratifying to see the wide interest in the product we pour so much passion into.

My hat goes off to Michael Raheem in SQL Marketing for setting up a great selection of chalk/talks and breakouts, and based on your questions and feedback we have some really cool ideas for sessions and mini-tracks for next year.

Apart from the customers, we were lucky enough to have a bunch of SQL MVPs helping to staff the TLC. Among the people I was really pleased to meet up with again or for the first time were:

  • Kimberly Tripp
  • Andrew Kelly
  • Allan Hirt
  • Fernando Guerrero
  • Kevin Kline¬†
  • Sean McCown
  • Victor Isakov