Microsoft has just sent out the email notification confirming registrations for the Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2010 is open from today, 10th May 2010.
The Microsoft Tech.Ed is New Zealand's largest education, training and networking event for the IT sector. This year, Tech.Ed runs from Monday 30 August to Wednesday 1 September at SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland.
Pricing is unchanged from last year, and a limited number of discounted Earlybird tickets are available. In previous years Tech.Ed has sold out very fast.
There are also great opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at Tech.Ed, with more information available on the Tech.Ed website.
Microsoft Tech.Ed 2010 includes technical content with 13 tracks planned and over 125 sessions. Tracks planned include: Architecture, Client, Server, Database, Development, Office & SharePoint, Security, Unified Communications, User Experience. Plus new tracks: Cloud, Windows Phone, Innovation and Business Overview.
Microsoft is planning to bring on IT "rock star" speakers, including the very best technical presenters to New Zealand.
The hands-on lab environment with 80 workstations will be back, allowing attendees to work through training courses and get hands-on with the software. This year the hands-on-labs will feature a new architecture for improved stability and performance.
A new Marketplace is in the plans, with new layout, more interactive activities, new "zones" and great exhibition stands.
The TechFest 2010 is back at the Auckland Town Hall and will have a line-up of top New Zealand bands and entertainers.
There's also a hint about a special HP offer for delegates - this year it seems like a HP MediaSmart Datavault is in the cards.
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