TechEd Day 0: Welcome party

Last night, TechEd Australia officially started with a welcome party for the delegates at the exhibition hall. It was a balanced diet of shouting, screaming, bull riding, drinking, food and freebies.

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Welcome board with the names of most TechEd attendees.

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A (free) drinks dispenser running SQL Server. Great uptime and efficiency!

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People can’t wait to get the booze information on the latest products.

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There was an ambigious connection between “Longhorn” and bull riding, but why not?

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Silverlight and Popfly merchandise. I find it weird you even have to pay to be a walking billboard for Microsoft.

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I swear, people were surfing MySpace and Facebook on these computers. They paid money to do this?

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Booths and banners from inside the exhibition hall.

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The awesome Polycom CX700 IP Phone. Like an iPhone, for the desk.

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The day ended with a Halo 3 hoodie! Score!

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