Something for the higher education people who follow my blog. Michael Greene from Microsoft’s higher education group has posted an announcement of this year’s annual conference for IT administrators from institutions of higher education. There is a lot of information on Michael’s blog and I don’t want to copy it all here. But a snippet to get you interested follows:

Each year [Microsoft] hosts around 100 IT Pros from universities all around the country (and the world) in Redmond for a three day conference.  This is organized by a committee from the Windows HIED listsrv hosted by Stanford University and has a focus on NOT being a sales event, rather a chance for administrators in higher education to interface directly with product teams in Redmond and listen in on technical presentations regarding infrastructure focused solutions.

Even if you are not a subscriber of the listsrv but you are a technical resource from a college or university, you are welcome to join us!  If you are curious about the technical focus, see the agenda posted to the HIED wiki.  You must be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement form as some of the content is “next version” planning information.