TechEd New Zealand 2008 Twilight


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Intergen ran this Twilight presentation for those of us who couldn't attend Microsoft's annual TechEd event in New Zealand. Targeted at IT professionals, this presentation takes a broad look at the event and what was covered.

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TechEd New Zealand 2008 Twilight

  1. 1. “We are ultimately the buffer between the hype of Microsoft and the reality of our clients” Strategy & Innovation Tech·Ed New Zealand 2008 A Monday 1st September to Wednesday 3rd September whistle-stop tour 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day
  2. 2. What would make you come to TechED? More Free Stuff Better Food Deeper Technical Content 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 What will you do most during TechED while you're online? Using social networking sites Reading the latest news Catching up on email 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
  3. 3. What would be your top priority at TechED this year? Meet new people Technical Education A new job 0 20 40 60 80 100 What will you be doing at TechFest? Drinking Dancing Looking for a potential partner 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
  4. 4. What does it cost? Individual Registrations Single delegate $1,860 Over 2000 tickets in Corporate Registration Packages Up to 5 delegates Up to 10 delegates less than$6,000 3 weeks!!! $10,200 Up to 20 delegates $18,600 Up to 40 delegates $34,800 Up to 75 delegates $55,200 Up to 120 delegates $72,000
  5. 5. Ticket to the conference………………………………….......$2000 Flights and accommodation……………………………….....$1200 11 tracks, 140 sessions,100+ national and international speakers, Hands on labs……………………...PRICELESS
  6. 6. TechEd Agenda Sunday – Free Code Camp Monday – Day One Tuesday – Day Two Keynote Sessions Sessions TechFest Ask the Experts Girl Geek Dinner Wednesday – Day Three Bloggers Dinner Sessions
  7. 7. Key Themes Virtualization Just released Windows Hyper-V Cloud Services Microsoft will make major announcements in late October Currently Shipping Bits .NET 3.5, Vista, SQL 2008
  8. 8. Day One Big Sessions Overview of SQL Server 2008 – new features Jeremy Boyd ADO.NET Data Services – The zen of RESTfulness and the art of “Astoria” Scott Hanselman Virtualisation and Security: What does it mean for me? Steve Riley Extending the application development platform with cloud services Chris Auld
  9. 9. Ask the Experts
  10. 10. Girl Geek Dinner
  11. 11. Bloggers Dinner
  12. 12. Day Two Big Sessions 21st Century networking Steve Riley How IT will change in the next 10 years and why should you care? Miha Kralj Web futures – the next 18 months Expert Panel chaired by Chris Auld Creating content centric publishing sites with MOSS 2007 Mark Orange + Zac Smith
  13. 13. TechFest
  14. 14. Day Three Big Sessions Silverlight 2 for Developers Jonas Folleso Do these 10 things or get 0wn3d Steve Riley Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 IDE tips and tricks Kirk Jackson C# tips and tricks Jeremy Boyd + John Daniel Trask
  15. 15. Hands On Labs
  16. 16. Market Place
  17. 17. Getting Involved Attendee Speaker Voice of the Customer Technical session Sponsor/Exhibitor
  18. 18. Other Key Events Microsoft PDC Every 2-3 years Future roadmap looking out up to 36 months Generally in Los Angeles Broad Microsoft platform coverage Microsoft Mix Yearly in Las Vegas Focus on Web technologies and rich applications Microsoft platform plus more general sessions
  19. 19. Other Key Events Microsoft Convergence Over 4000 attendees Annual Microsoft Dynamics Conference CRM NAV AX Office Copenhagen and Orlando