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We’ve just announced registrations are open for TechEd Australia 2012, in September in the Gold Coast. Every year, TechEd brings over 2,500 IT Professionals and Developers up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies. And with 10 tracks over 4 days, there’ll be plenty for everyone to see and do…

…and education customers can get discounted tickets Smile

  • For Developers, TechEd is the place to get ready to create Windows 8 Metro style apps for modern client devices, powered by Windows Azure.
  • For IT Professionals, you’ll find an accelerated path to the skills and certifications you need to deploy, manage and secure a Private Cloud within your organisation.

What’s on the agenda at TechEd 2012?

It’s a big year for product announcements, and the TechEd team will have had a challenge squeezing everything into one week. They’ve promised to cover all of the key new products:

  • Windows 8
    Delivers a no compromise experience for both your employees and your IT department. Learn how you can deliver convenience and productivity while having a more secure foundation to keep your business running. And developers can learn how to create Windows 8 Metro style apps using Visual Studio 12, and how to put XAML/C++ skills to good use building consumer and business apps
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions
    Find out how Microsoft Private Cloud, built with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center 2012, puts your applications first. It offers you deep application insight, a comprehensive cross platform approach, best-in-class performance, and the power to run, migrate, or extend your applications and workloads between Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud environments.
    And for developers, there will also be plenty on how to build, host and scale applications in the Windows Azure cloud.
  • Windows Server 2012
    Discover a dynamic, multi-tenant infrastructure that goes beyond virtualisation technology to help deliver a complete platform for building a Microsoft Private Cloud.
  • SQL Server 2012
    Discover how to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel new business opportunities from server to private or public cloud, linked together with common tools for optimised productivity and cutting-edge developer technologies.

TechEd 2012 discounts

There are a number of special discounts available for TechEd tickets – with education customers again getting special treatment Smile

  • Education customers can save $420 on the standard price
    An Academic ticket costs just $1,680 for the full four-day event (I have noticed that’s less than many of the one day conference events in education!). The Academic tickets are available to individuals from an educational institution, administrative offices, authorities of Boards of Education or Educational Institutions, Educational consortia and Systems, and Higher Education research laboratories.
    Full criteria and details on the registration website
  • MVPs, Certified Partners (Gold/Silver) and Microsoft Certified Trainers can save $420 on the standard price too
    Of course, you’ll need to prove it, but you too can get the $1,680 price.
    Full details on the registration website
  • Early bookings save $300 on the standard price
    If you don’t qualify for the above, then if you book by 19th July, you can get the Early Bird price of $1,800

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