The bands are silent, the booths are dismantled, the R/C racecars are quiet, and Squeaky Lobster has left the building. Microsoft Exchange Conference 2014 is officially done. As we head home stuffed with Exchange knowledge and barbeque brisket, we thought we’d give you a brief photo sampling of the fun, selected from the full gallery at

The Exchange museum included a must-see documentary about the past, present, and future of Exchange, along with plenty of original artifacts and exhibits:

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We took over historic Rainey Street, an eclectic collection of homes converted to bars in downtown Austin, for an old-fashioned block party.


And, of course, we made new friends and had intense discussions about Exchange in between sessions, at MAPI hour, and all week long.


For those who couldn’t make it to Austin, you can search #iammec on Twitter to see what you missed, and follow the #iammec community conversation all year round. Session recordings and decks will be posted for everyone in about a month, and the Office Garage series from the MEC show floor will be out soon.

Jon Orton