As an MCT I am sensible enough to realise that no matter how hard or how often I pray to the demonstration demon master to leave me alone, he will not do so.
On Wednesday I ran through all of the demonstrations involved with the First Look Clinic for Windows Server 2012. Apart from a couple of known issues, all was well.
So it was with great expectations that I arrived at Westminster University bright and early yesterday to deliver the said First Look Clinic to 60 odd invited delegates.
Glossing over the glaring booboo I made about IPAM not supporting IPv6 (IT DOES – I meant to say DHCP Fail over does not but was lucky enough to realise and was able to correct this before the end.) the demonstration demons flew in, in force and proceeded to cripple two of the seven demonstrations (and two of the others were pre-recorded) so not a great hit rate.
It has helped me though. In future I will be pre-recording ALL demonstrations to run as backups. A live demo is a great thing to see when it works well but when it doesn’t the deafening silence is hard to deal with!
A resolution and it’s not even New Year. I will post links here so at least the delegates that missed out will be able to see what should have happened.