Photos and overview of TechEd Australia Day 1 – Student Day.
Day 0 Preparations
Windows Vista and Office 2007
At the Student Day presentation, there was a Windows Vista showcase by Jeff Alexander and Scott Savage. Interesting note, Jeff Alexander used build 5700 (5700.winmain.060810-1900) branched off from RC1. It ran a lot faster than July CTP Build 5472 and had a few UI improvements here and there. Jeff also said RC1 should be coming really soon.
My presentation went pretty well. Obviously I couldn’t take any pictures, but some others might have.
Hope to see them soon! Thanks to Chris Boulton who took these photos for me.
A home entertainment demo followed after lunch.
There was a short talk about DirectX10, and it was confirmed again that the DirectX10 screenshots are real. Not only did I receive email confirmation from the Microsoft DirectX team, but these guys again confirmed these were real renders from DirectX10. There was also another comparison shot.
Followed by an Intel presentation. Nothing too exciting. Something along the lines of “We bought out the Core 2 Duos. We totally own AMD.”
View plenty more photos at my TechEd 2006 photo set at Flickr.