If TechEd Europe is anything like TechEd North America then you’re in for a challenge. So far, I have around 50 hours of video downloaded. A friend who was speaking at the NA event said there were typically 4 sessions in each time slot that he wanted to attend. What a great problem to have!
Unfortunately I won’t be attending. I’ve been to a number of events in the past year. I’m also snowed under with work, trying to prepare some training materials – not to mention a side project that will consume quite a bit of time. We are sending someone else from the office – there’s just too much new information to ignore.
Fellow Irish MVP and co-author Damian Flynn is not only attending TechEd, but he’s also speaking in four sessions. Be sure to check out what “Captain Cloud” (I’m calling him that now) has to say. Damian is an honest and entertaining speaker – and he knows a lot about creating a private cloud with System Center.
Another co-author and UK MVP, Patrick Lownds, is scheduled to be working at the HP stand. Be sure to check out what he has to tell you in the Exhibition Hall.
My first TechEd was Amsterdam in 2004. I love the venue there … it was big, well organised, easy to get around, and well connected to the city (bus, street tram, and train from Central). I’m sure some of you will *ahem* enjoy the local tourist amenities – but make sure you make the most of the sessions. There is an incredible amount of information being shared at these events.