Today, registration opens for Tech·Ed U.S 2008 at www.microsoft.com/teched. Tech·Ed is Microsoft’s premier technical gathering for IT Professionals and Developers worldwide. Tech·Ed provides both audiences with top-notch technical education, connection to the community and in-depth product evaluation. As Microsoft’s largest event, Tech·Ed provides Developers with the resources to build state-of-the-art software solutions and IT Professionals the resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected IT infrastructure. The focus of TechEd is on today’s technologies however this year we will push the envelope more than ever before in showcasing an increased number of unreleased technologies available in beta.
This is an exciting year for Tech·Ed as it turns 16, and especially for the U.S. audience where the event will expand into Tech·Ed US Developers and Tech·Ed US IT Professionals. By splitting Tech·Ed U.S. into two separate events we are able to reach more customers and offer more targeted content and more sessions overall. In fact, this year there will be a total of 1,600 sessions and labs at Tech·Ed alone which is a Microsoft event record. I am also excited to announce the return of Bill Gates and Bob Muglia who will be the featured keynote speakers at Tech·Ed in Orlando.
I’m always reminded when talking to customers about what makes Tech·Ed the event of the year to attend and consistently I’m told that it is because of the experience. It’s the experience of being able to connect with thousands of colleagues facing the same challenges as you, it’s having in-person access to hundreds of sessions and experts throughout an entire week and it’s the opportunity to dive deep and get your hands on the latest technologies. Thus the theme of this year’s event is Be a Part of the Experience, and that’s exactly what I invite you to do. Take advantage of the early bird discount ($1,795) that is available through April 4 and I’ll see you there!