[A]ll in all the organisers from the event did really well and were only really let down by the lack of internet access on Microsoft’s part, which could quite easily be resolved by a guest wireless account or a relible [sic] wired network.
I hope that Microsoft will take a serious look into this for next time, especially when web 2.0 technologies and the latest softwares all interlink with the net one way or another. PLEASE sort it out for us next time!!!!! Pretty Please! It will open up the topic areas for talks no end and demo’s can then be done far easier!
I agree that, given enough notice, speakers and organisers should be able to get some sort of internet connection, but during dinner there was also talk about the need for delegates to have wi-fi. Having thought about this over the last few days, I’m not sure that Microsoft should be expected to provide the infrastructure for a network separate from their corporate one for the 300+ guests that attend these seminars. More to the point, why should delegates need internet access, aren’t they there for the the talks, discussions, seminars and networking opportunities?