Tech.Ed 2009: Photo gallery

Tech.Ed 2009: Photo gallery

Summary: The 2009 edition of Microsoft's premier Australian developer conference, Tech.Ed, kicked off this morning at the Gold Coast with over 2000 attendees on hand.

TOPICS: Windows

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  • The Tech.Ed exhibition hall.

    (Credit: Chris Duckett/

  • Departing from the usual conference opening, there was no keynote speaker, instead Microsoft showed off Windows 7 and Office 2010. At one point, a PC (from the Apple Mac and PC commercials) took to the stage, and expressed his dismay at always being portrayed as a boring machine.

    (Credit: Microsoft)

Topic: Windows


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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  • Worst ever techEd?

    I've attended quite a few TechEd's over the years and this one failed to deliver. It started with a really lame, directionless keynote, and was clearly on a tight budget. There were fewer vendors exhibiting than usual, and no big name presenters. Some of the technical sessions were of a very poor quality. Did Microsoft skimp of the 'education' part of TechEd in order to dish out HP mini's They're a nice toy, but cutting back on international speakers in favour of hardware handouts isn't what some delegates were after.