One of the things I really like about the Exchange Unplugged Tour is how the team have put together a raft of real life demos rather than just relying on slideware. Its also worth mentioning that the demos are not smoke and mirrors …. well … at least until today that is.
Ewan Dalton has written a post of his own about today’s incident on his blog but to summarise, our Exchange demo shuttle to produced a loud fan noise followed by a puff of smoke. Needless to say, 30 minutes later we figured out the PSU had blown 🙁
This puts us in an interesting position of course as this machine is used during the day at multiple times for demos. Luckily Communicator has saved the day 🙂
Immediately after the incident, Brett got on Communicator and found someone with a similar Shuttle they could get send to us in the hotel. At the same time, I used group presence to find someone in my team that could arrange for a courier. Excellent example of how presence and Unified Communications has helped us get information fast.
It’s now 00:15 and the Shuttle doesn’t appear to have arrived yet. If it hasn’t arrived by tomorrow morning then we will have to revert to plan B. Problem is I am not sure what plan B is :-S