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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Only four days in and TechEd 2013 North America was already over. Each day had been crammed full of technical sessions and other conference activities. The opening keynote, demonstrations, labs, vendor promotions and of course the Surface queue. Not to mention the abundance of American cuisine to keep us energised as Microsoft's evangelists sought to inspire.


I've got soul and I'm super bad! My time in New Orleans is coming to an end and with that are some mixed emotions. The experience I've had over the last week has been incredible and it's sure to be one that I'll remember for a long time.


Last week our 2013 World Of Servers series reached its climax with a trip to New Orleans for Microsoft's TechEd North America 2013 conference. Here are the five big lessons I took away from that event (plus a round-up of what our competition-winning bloggers thought about it).


90 per cent of a data scientist's job involves finding data from a wide variety of sources and then collating the masses of information into digestible tables. Microsoft's Data Explorer is an add-in for Excel that does essentially the same job in a few mouse clicks. We were given a demonstration of how it works at TechEd 2013...