All TechEd 2005 Europe delegates will receive a fully functional copy of SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition once the final version is released. Indeed: no beta, the full release version, not an evaluation version, no time bombs... This means that you won't walk home with it from Amsterdam, but that you'll get a copy later this year.
After the announcement that TechEd 2005 Europe attendees will get a copy of Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, I think this is great news for all you developers and IT professionals coming to the conference! Not only will the attendees see and hear the best speakers, attend the most interesting topics and sessions of the moment, discover technology themselves in the more than 70 hands-on labs. They'll also get a copy of two Microsoft products !