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Microsoft Tech.Ed 2010 welcome bash pics

Developers and Microsoft enthusiasts have headed up to the Gold Coast this week for Microsoft Tech.Ed 2010, which is being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre this week.
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Following the keynote, delegates were invited to the welcoming party held in the conference's showroom. This is the Citrix Virtualisation stand.

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It was an elbow-rubbing sort of crowd full of good spirits.

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Excited delegates in front of the AppSense stand.

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The network in the showroom is built around these three racks of HP C7000 blade servers, which have a capacity of 40 terabytes of storage.

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Delegates played around with the Microsoft Surface table.

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The device can recognise inanimate objects such as wine glasses.

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The "man cave" had all the gaming equipment you could ever dream of at your fingertips.

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The New Horizons Learning Centre stall.

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Xirrus staff explained their Wi-Fi units.

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The blue sofas were relaxing, no matter how painful they were on the eyes.

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Games abounded for those who wanted to test their skills.

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Microsoft didn't stint on the booth babes, in this case Meter Maids.

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Soccer was still popular, despite the end of the world cup.

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The Meter Maids looked on in bemusement at the Halo racetrack.

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Delegates escaped the crowds in these private rooms.

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The DJ kept the music pumping.

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The Conquer stall showed off its hardware.

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