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.
Here are some Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009 videos that may be of interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with communities:
A tour of CodePlex (Sara Ford)
Students and the community (Ryan Tarak)
Microsoft helping startups (Mike Zeff)
Community Spotlight (Debbie Ireland)
Community Spotlight (Kirk Jackson)
Community Spotlight (Mark Orange)
Tech Girls Dinner (Julia Raue and Amanda Jackson)
For more Tech.Ed official videos visit 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.
Business Productivity Online Suite (Mark Orange)
Building rich calendaring experiences with Exchange Web Services (Albert Kooiman, David Claux)
High availability in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Microsoft Exchage Server 2010 Architecture (Ross Smith IV)
Storage in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Matthew Gossage)
Unified Messaging in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Michael Wilson)
Driving contextual collaboration with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
And here is our "unofficial" interview with Andrew Ehrensing, Microsoft Principal Consultant talking to us about upcoming release of Exchange 2010:
For Tech.Ed official videos visit 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.
I just received a tip about a series of blog posts reporting day-by-day some of the most interesting sessions at Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009. Check this out:
Very good commentary on each session attended, with plenty of links to sources and original content by the speakers. Worth visiting each post.