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Jared Shockley, Information Technology Professional This is my spot on the Internet for me to share my thoughts on technology, software, hardware, gadgets and IT in general. Please feel free to comment.


MS TechEd - A Sophomore Experience Jared S.
Last year in Atlanta, it was my first year at MS TechEd. My eyes were wide like saucers as I ran around the facility, looking at all the newest things from Microsoft, trying to scribble notes furiously, taking pictures of the PowerPoints and running to the next session. I learned a lot then and took that to Orlando with me.

TheKrewe Meet and Greet 2012 Jared S.
With MS TechEd 2011 in Atlanta being my first time at TechEd and first time at a major tech conference, I wanted to reach out and find a good community to be part of. After checking in, I found my way to "TheKrewe Meet & Greet" on the rooftop of a bar/club near the convention center. I got there as they were setting things up and people were starting to mingle both in the bar and up on the roof. I didn't stay long as my travel in was getting the best of me but I knew these were my folks.

Tech Conferences - I checked into TechEd 2012 Jared S.
Tech conferences offer IT Professionals a great opportunity to learn new skills and about new products. The other thing that conferences offer IT Professionals is a way to meet and create relationships with other IT Professionals. They can be pricy for companies or individuals to attend them, but the payoff of the information and relationships makes it worth it.

Initial Take on “60 days to MCSE” Jared S.
I started a journey recently. How many times have we said that to ourselves and others? Life is full of many journeys and side trips. Needless to say, my outlook on this has changed.

Looking back on MS TechEd 2011 Jared S.
Microsoft's TechEd 2011 in Atlanta was my first ever major technology conference. It was the first time I had seen a large audience all with the same goals in mind, IT Professional and Developers alike. This is just a small glimpse of what I thought during the week.