This is a really large conference. At around 13,000 attendees this is the laand tri band Gswhen all attendees needed to eat at the same time. Microsoft has done a great job at thru put. They can feed an army in an hour.
The sessions have been good so far, although mostly designed for It professionals. The best so far was on Windows Mobile 5.0 deployment and features. I'm totally excited about the new Windows Mobile devices. There are a bunch on display outside the Hands on Labs. My favorite is the O2 Atom. With an Intel PXA272 416MHz processor, 128MB flash Rom, and tri band GSM I'm all set. It does not have a thumb board, but I find that a plus. I cut my teeth on Transcriber, so I can be equally effective there. This looks like a really exciting device. As much as I love my Blackberry, I think I could love this even more. It's more functional and more fun and Tablet like than my Blackberry, which feels more like Windows 3.1 running on DOS.
Another interesting area is in the space of automated installations of Vista using BDD, Business Desktop Deployment. this actual seems easy enough to do that it would be worthwhile for anyone installing more than about 6-8 systems. Windows System Image Manager seems to be the key software to create unattended answer files. I haven't done answer files since installing Windows 2000 on workstations.
Tonight is the main showcase hours, so hopefully I'll see some neat stuff for all of you to see.