I've put the next MSDN flash to bed. It goes out early next week, just before Tech.Ed. I invented a new term - "Tech.Ed Enjoyment Quotient". Is it a percentage? Is it a ratio? Should it be high (like bowling) or low (like golf). I don't really know, but I'm sure the folks who get along to Tech.Ed will help develop a meaning for it!
Here's my editorial for the next edition - a sneak peak for you'se all.
This edition is all about Tech.Ed. We’re putting the finishing touches to make this a great event for you.
My team (Chuck, Michael, Andrew, Dave Glover, Jeff, Dave Lemphers) and I will be down at Tech.Ed (obviously) and all will have an active part as speakers – I’ve asked them all to put together a summary of their session and why you can’t miss it. So, if you are heading down to the Gold Coast, make sure to logon to the CommNet and start building your personal agenda. We have 10 Tracks with 190 Sessions as well as Hands-on Labs, Deep Dive Workshops, Free Certification Opportunities, Technology Showcase, as well as the opportunity to meet other like minded folks, so any advanced preparation will surely maximise your Tech.Ed Enjoyment Quotient.
In the lead up to Tech.Ed, we have had a bit of fun putting together our medicasts as teasers for the event, and lots of folks have had a chance to watch these. During Tech.Ed, we will be posting daily highlights, speaker interviews, daily recaps, and other assorted goodness. This will be terrific viewing for the folks who weren’t able to make it to Tech.Ed, but it will be good viewing for those attending too – because you can only see so much on your own. This too will help maximise your Tech.Ed Enjoyment Quotient, as you get a chance to see what you missed and therefore not miss it!!!
One of the other features of Tech.Ed is the Exhibit Hall. This is where I will be spending most of my time, along with other Microsoftees. It is where you will get to meet our wonderful sponsors and exhibitors and such as Intel, Quest Software, EMC, AMD, MicroFocus, Compuware, NetIQ, K2, ACS, Data#3, Webcentral, Technology One, Microway, SE101, Metiri Mensus, Citrix, Avocent, InLearning, Polycom , Nintex, dotnet Solutions, Final Builder, Map Data Sciences, Scriptlogic, Excom, Websense, Palm, Argent, Anywhere Computer Accessories, Infotronics, RSA Security, Uniqueworld, Avaya and Workshare. It is also the place to get the best Schwag, because what’s a conference without that!, Of course this also contributes to the overall Tech.Ed Enjoyment Quotient.