Tracking the tracks at Tech Ed New Zealand


Introducing Microsoft Tech.Ed Online

, posted: 1-Oct-2009 12:36

The Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 went really well, with staggering numbers - the largest IT conference in New Zealand with eleven tracks and 128 sessions.

Approximately 2,400 attendees all up – a similar number to the last two sell-out years, and a great result in light of a difficult economic climate which has impacted on many organisations’ training budgets.

Microsoft brought in 98 speakers this year - 43 Microsoft employees, and the others coming from partners, customers and the community at large (Microsoft Regional Directors and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals).

I was told there was significantly broader industry representation with fewer “corporate” attendees and five times the number of individual registrations when compared to last year's event.

Tech.Ed lives on though, through the TechEd Online, a global online community where visitors can explore video interviews with industry experts, view on-demand sessions and keynotes, join the community with Tech.Ed blog posts from around the world, and post photos to share their event experience.

At TechEd Online users have access to the keynotes and TechTalks hosted at Tech.Ed events worldwide, plus hundreds of breakout session videos from across the Tech.Ed events in a single location.

Here are some links to videos to start your journey:

1. Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 Keynote – with new innovations from Microsoft including demos on Windows 7, Unified Communications, Office Web Apps, Azure, Silverlight 3!

2. The TechFest Party – The biggest party in the IT industry with more than 1500 guests, with lineup of kiwi talent including Oscar Kightly, Ben Hurley, Katchafire, Elemenop...

3. The Marketplace – with a great line up of NZ IT vendors and partners offering solutions and services.

4. Tech Girls Dinner – An exclusive evening celebrating women in technology. Line up included Julia Raue, CIO of Air New Zealand who provided an inspiring and insightful perspective into her career at Air New Zealand.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting about topics discussed during the event, with links to TechEd Online videos and other resources.



Other related posts:
Registrations open for Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010
Connect with your local .Net user groups
Microsoft Tech.Ed Online: Office and UC






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Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand is a technology event run by Microsoft New Zealand. The Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 is happening in Auckland (New Zealand), 30th August - 1st September 2010, at the SkyCity Convention Centre. If you are attending the Microsoft Tech Ed New Zealand 2010 and would like to contribute with stories, profiles, and feedback please contact us. This blog is written by Mauricio Freitas and published by Geekzone.



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