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Teched coincided with the football (soccer) world cup semi final. The dining hall had the biggest TV screen in Europe for the match. France won the semi final game and the whole town went wild. It was impossible to grab the attention of a waiter - they were all celebrating in the streets.
Hands on labs incorporated VMWare Workstation and Siemens PCs with smart card logon capability.
Huge queues outside the NT5 session rooms.
Huge venue at the Amsterdam RAI. Lots of incredibly tall Dutch people at the attendee party. Waiters walked around with back pack tanks containing beer.
No need to move to get to the bar.
Back to Amsterdam for a second year. Launch of iPaq with special offer.