The TechEd keynote this year had some exciting moments, and unfortunately far too many boring moments.
The Master of Ceremonies was good enough, but several of the demos were a little unexciting and far too long. Probably one of the best demos was Lynn Langit’s demos on Windows 7, several very short demos of new features in Windows 7, including the multi-touch capabilities
The other thing that got a lot of applause was a video showing Project Natal, as part of a discussion of natural user interfaces.
Donald Farmer’s demo of Gemini’s BI add-in was quite impressive, showing the analysis and graphing of 100 million rows in just a couple of seconds.
Up next, the opening party. It was supposed to be a street party, but it’s pouring with rain so the party’s been moved indoors. Still should be good.
Tomorrow the technical stuff starts. For now, some photos from the keynote.