Top Keywords from the TechEd 2011 Keynote

If you’ve heard as many Microsoft keynotes as I have, sometimes they start to run together and it’s easy to focus on soundbites while missing the overall feel. So there’s a ‘fun’ little game I like to play sometimes to take the overall temperature of a presentation or keynote. That game involves using public transcripts of keynotes and running them through Microsoft Office 2010 to look at word counts.

If you ever wondered where I came up with most of the words for
SMB Buzzword Bingo”, it was by scrubbing keynotes.
(Yes, Lee, I have too much time on my hands.)

Below is an excerpt of what I gleaned from the transcript of the May 16, 2011 TechEd NA keynote. You can look at the 18,895 word transcript here:

Note: Because this is my game, I play by my rules, meaning that I delete words I find boring like “of, the, yes, etc.” or any other word that I’m not wanting to track. In other words, if you run a word count on the transcript yourself, you may find words I didn’t track, like “MSDN” (2 times) or “Tech•Ed” (8 times). My choices below are specific words I’m interested in seeing if they were mentioned at all, and if so, how many times.

Top Keywords from teh TechEd 2011Keynote

Observation: I wasn’t surprised by “Cloud” (103), but “Partner” (1) did catch me off guard a bit.

Some other notables (some are a subset of the hits above):

  • Visual Studio (38)
  • System Center (20)
  • Windows Phone / Windows Phone 7 (15)
  • Office 365 (12)
  • SQL (4)
  • Windows 7 (3)
  • TechNet (0)
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The Shirt Off My Back

Sitting in a conference room one day, I thought “You know what would make a great T-shirt” and told some folks my idea. They agreed, Rob dared me to shut up and do it, and I can’t turn down a dare, so this is mostly his fault. The shirt has Dale on it from the “Have U Rebooted Yet” webcomic and he’s saying “THAT’S GREAT FEEDBACK…”

The new "THAT'S GREAT FEEDBACK..." Official "Have U Rebooted Yet?" T-shirt

This is the first time I’ve done a T-shirt, and if it turns out anything like the first batch of buttons, it’s probably horrible. Rob from should be able to tell us, since he was daft enough to buy the first one. If his isn’t lousy I’ll buy some too.

It’s over on the Cafe Press store for Have U Rebooted Yet? Details below.

T-shirt sizes (I like my names better)The shirt comes in 6 sizes:

  • Sickly (small)
  • Hipster (medium)
  • Diet Soda (large)
  • Couch Potato (XL)
  • Blood Clot (2XL)
  • Eulogy (3XL)

To dogs, all these colors look the sameAnd you can pick from 9 swanky colors:

  • Ninja Black
  • Annoying Red
  • Dead Cardinal
  • I Have No Clever Name For Navy
  • Halo Military Green
  • Poop Brown
  • Equally Annoying Royal
  • Tombstone Charcoal
  • My College Color Was Kelly Green

You can probably imagine why I dropped out of college.

All proceeds from any Have U Rebooted Yet merchandise purchases go towards selfish and impulsive, or purchases of crap I don’t really need. Since Sept 2010, I have amassed $1.50. In yer face, Trump!

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