While others were doing lofty pronouncements about security at the Gartner Security Symposium, we decided to spend the week hanging out with 10,000 fellow techies at Microsoft Tech.Ed.

Many of these techs live in the trenches, fighting the bad stuff every day.

It was a blast. We gave out a custom made chopper and generally had the time of our lives. The draw for the chopper giveaway was huge–we must have had several thousand people at the booth (see pics).

We also got to hang out with some pretty cool people from Microsoft and got to meet MVP Calamity Jane, well known in antispyware circles as a tenacious spyware fighter.

Some pics below. Plus a video here!



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Absolute mayhem ensues when we give out the chopper
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The winner, Martin Yee of Wells Fargo. Congratulations Martin!
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Alex Eckelberry