I really enjoyed the interaction from the audience and the overwhealming enthusiasm everyone showed towards both the technologies and each of us.
It's the first time in many many years that a Microsoft TechNet show has visited the North East. It's always a risk running an event in a location that you've not been to before as there's nothing worse (from an events perspective) than failing to fill the venue. We finally sold out (it's a free event) on the day. The other venues (Manchester, Reading, London and Falkirk) reached capacity booking within a couple of weeks of being published.
Perhaps IT Pros in the North East (of England) aren't used to us coming hence don't look for an event. If you have suggestions of ways we can get more IT Pros along then please let George know - George is Mrs TechNet.
Incidentally I was dissapointed that I couldn't get a bottle of dog in the airport WITH a curry - one place had a 45 minute wait and had sold out of curry - the other had good food but only Southern Shandy (Danish actually).
TRANSLATION for those of you who haven't visited the North East of England - a "a bottle of dog" looks like this when poured...
Note: Thanks to Dernic's blog for the image