No smoke and mirrors … well …. no mirrors !


P1000098One 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


Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    As I have already mention on my blog,  we are in the middle of a ‘3 nights only’ tour for PS Exchange