Well the Expo Hall closed today so my last opportunity to see you will be at the Community Cabana area. This is a photo of the always busy Windows Mobile Device Bar. We had a couple devices showing off the latest ver 5 of the OS. I hope to see in the Cabana tomorrow for my Mobility Session in the morning. We have a few MVP's at the Cabana with me helping out attendees with any technical questions as well.
I can tell you Jeremy was excited to see me. I have been handing out lots of surprise gifts to some very lucky winners. Microsoft has been giving out 5 Windows Mobile devices each day to people that have been lucky enough to be spotted wearing their black Windows Mobile hat you see here on our winner. The great thing for Jeremy is that he didn't win a Windows Mobile device but instead he was spotted wearing that blue button labeled "Windows XP Anywhere!" for the TabletPC team. He won a brand new Toshiba TabletPC. He says he is going to give it to his wife. What a husband! Click here to see a TechEd podcast video of one of the give-aways.
I have also been doing lots of demos at the TabletPC section next to us where I have been having tons of fun showing off the amazing power of the TabletPC OS. The new X41 IBM tablet PC was the one I demoed with today.
Tonight was the TechEd party fun night where Microsoft reserved the entire Universal Studios Theme Park for the TechEd group. There was food being catered in and was lining many of the walkways around the park. We were greeted by various movie animation characters along with a pretty good jazz band. One of my first duties was to make some more people happy. I was able to give away several of the
Windows Mobile Devices there. This is Chris Edwards winning one a i-mate Smartphone for being spotted wearing his hat. He was pretty pleased about it. He friend had one of the hats too but wasn't wearing it.... :(
I thought this was creative. The was what I would call a wet bar.... literally! It was an entire bar section make of ice! It just slowly melted during the evening events. There were ice sculpted personal computers on both ends of the bar.
Here is the fun way to get around Orlando using GPS software. I have the latest firmware updated Pharos Bluetooth receiver connected wirelessly to the Samsung i730. The new receiver is so sensitive now that it will pick up GPS signals indoors while I am in my house.