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Presenting experience at Microsoft TechEd India 2010

Hello everybody, yeah yeah.. i know its been a while i blogged,    actually was kinda really busy with loads of things, To name a few:

  • Regular Virtualization demos and presentation for customers and Partners.

  • Presentation preparation for Tech-Ed India 2010.

  • Will be delivering a presentation on Windows 7 deployment in Virtual Tech Days for UK and Ireland on April 29th.

  • Will be presenting at a Partner event on Server Virtualization this April.

  • Preparation for Presentation at Tech-Ed North America 2010 imagethis June.

My Speaker profile can be seen here:

Microsoft premier technology conference Tech-Ed India 2010 is currently happening in Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore.

After hours of planning, dry runs, preparation of presentation slides, demo labs.. it all finally paid off with a error free presentation on Day 1 of Tech-Ed India 2010.

Had to get up really early for last minute touch up, dry run and final tech check of Demo lab setup. Lab setup not working at last minute is a presenters nightmare.. We as a presenters always pray to deliver a error free technical demo but sometimes when you are LIVE things tend to go wrong… and nothing is more disheartening than that.

Thank god nothing like this happened this time.. 🙂

Reached Microsoft Bangalore office in the Morning at 7:30 AM, had a little breakfast and left for Hotel Lalit Ashok with other Presenting team, the Tech Ed India 2010 event site.

Met my track owner, Ranjana Jain, Collected my Speaker Badge and then head towards the Speaker Lounge. had a bit of coffee to be up for the presentation and then went in to attend the Keynote speech,

It was a great day as Visual Studio 2010 was released worldwide

Had to leave the keynote speech in the middle as I had to do a final Tech check of my laptop with the Conference hall projector, Audio Video check, final review of the slides and demo check.

Before my presentation, there is another presentation in the same hall

Building the Foundation for a Cloud Computing Infrastructure with Dynamic Datacenter Toolkit. Tejas Shah and Anand did a great job in articulating Microsoft Cloud Strategy.

My presentation on Virtual Machine Advance Provisioning using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. This session was all about how can we reduce the provisioning time of Virtual Machines with effective use of Templates, Hardware profile, Software profile. Rapid Provisioning and extending provisioning rights to user using Self Service Portal.

The session started on time and i had exact 60 mins to complete the slide deck, Technical Demonstration and answers questions from the attendees.

Yeah, it was tight schedule and we’ve been instructed to keep the time check as there were back to back sessions in that hall and I have to give the way to the other presenters to do their final check before their presentations.

The presentation went really well.. i hope it helped the attendees understand the value of Microsoft Virtualization with advance management and understand the real potential of flexibility and advantages of Virtualization.  there was good participation from the attendees, they came up with loads of questions, which were really good, i found them really engaging and eager to learn new things.  there is no fun giving one sided presentation when there is no participation from the attendees. Since i was running completely out of time, I had to end the Q & A session as next presenters was getting ready.. though i did take few questions offline on the hallway and at Microsoft Partner Network Booth.

If any of you attendees are reading this blog, i am really sorry i couldn’t take all your questions, but i do appreciate them and please feel free to send them using Email me link here on my blog. I will surely answer them,

Technical demonstration went really well. Following scenario were shown in the demo:

  • Creating Hardware profile

  • Creating Software profile

  • Creating Virtual Machine template using Hardware and Software Profile

  • Using template to Provision new Virtual Machine

  • Creating a self service user

  • Provisioning new Virtual Machines using Self Service Portal

After the presentation, had a great lunch and then relaxed a bit at the Speaker Lounge, chatting with other speakers who were preparing for their presentation in next 2 days.

Did spend some time with interacting with partners at Microsoft Partner Network Booth at Tech-Ed India 2010 Site.

Also attended some of the other sessions which my colleagues delivered. In the evening attended the Demo Extravaganza at the keynote hall. It was back to back demos, no slides.

Just Demos and demos of cool Microsoft Technologies like, Bing Search, Bing Maps, Windows Phone 7, MS office 2010, MS Office Communicator, MS LifeCam. etc,

What a event to end the day 1 of Tech-Ed India 2010.  Lots of goodies were distributed to the attendees.. they were seem to be really enjoying a lot at the event.

After the session, Attended a special gala dinner organized specially for the Speakers at the hotel.

What a day it was.. It was a well spent day, met some great minds of technology world, catchup with some colleagues and really enjoyed the day 1 of TechEd 2010. Will cherish it for a long time.

Next Destination: Tech-Ed North America 2010 in new Orleans, LA. Here i come :

If you are attending Tech-Ed North America 2010,  hear me speak on Advance Virtualization Management with SCVMM 208 R2 (Session Code: VIR309)

And if you are not attending Tech-Ed North America 2010, here is the reasons why you should, Also tips how you can convince your boss. Click here

See you all there.