TechEd Keynote and Taste of TechEdI’m not at TechEd North America, which starts today in Atlanta, but that doesn't mean I (or more importantly you) have to miss out on the event.  There are two great opportunities to experience and even participate in TechEd from afar (yes, even in your pajamas!)

  • Register for reminders for Taste of TechEd, a sampling of TechEd presentations streamed LIVE throughout the week.- including the keynote (today at 9 a.m. ET) and eighteen of the technical sessions.
  • Tap into the Birds of a Feather (BOF) Sessions – not only via live broadcast but by submitting your own questions and comments to the session participants via Twitter.  There are 34 BOF sessions scheduled, and anyone can provide input by simply including the appropriate hashtag in the tweet:

    • #BOFDEV for Developer sessions
    • #BOFIT for IT Professional sessions

Be sure to watch the blog and follow @techedbof for more information and up-to-the-minute updates on the BOF sessions.  And you can search for the BOF sessions on the TechEd site (use the Session Type filter on the right sidebar), or consult the chart below, which was handily crafted via the OData feed.

Session ID Session Title Date Start Time End Time
BOF01-DEV How Do Organizations Plan for the Cloud? Mon May 16 1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
BOF01-ITP Fundamentals of IT Leadership: Making Every Situation a Win-Win with Your Employees and Stakeholders Mon May 16 1:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
BOF02-ITP Notes from the Field: Common Pitfalls of Early Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Deployments Mon May 16 3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
BOF02-DEV Silverlight, Flash, and HTML5/CSS: And the Winners Is? Mon May 16 3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
BOF03-DEV Private Consulting in the Current Economy: Is It for Me? Mon May 16 4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
BOF03-ITP Lessons from the Field: Discuss Building Clouds and Their Effect On Your Enterprise Mon May 16 4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
BOF04-ITP PowerShell: Best Practices from the Field Tue May 17 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
BOF04-DEV Is an Objects-First or Database-First Development Approach Better? Tue May 17 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
BOF05-DEV Is My Data Really Secure in the Cloud? Tue May 17 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BOF06-DEV How on Earth Do I Keep Up with All the New Technologies That Come Along? Tue May 17 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
BOF06-ITP When Is Cloud an Option? Tue May 17 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
BOF07-ITP Microsoft Exchange Server High Availability: DAGs and Disaster Recovery Best Practices Tue May 17 3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
BOF07-DEV Mobile Apps Everywhere: What's the Best Way to Get Started? Tue May 17 3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
BOF08-DEV Choosing Between WebForms, MVC, WebPages, Dynamic Data and More Tue May 17 5:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
BOF08-ITP Getting Published Online or Off Tue May 17 5:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
BOF09-ITP Get a Better Work/Life Balance through Process Improvement Wed May 18 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
BOF09-DEV Is Scrum Better for My Projects? Wed May 18 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
BOF10-DEV Developing for Windows Azure: Real-World Lessons from Real-World Projects Wed May 18 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BOF10-ITP What I Should Know about eDiscovery and SharePoint Wed May 18 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BOF11-DEV Balancing Customer Needs with the Pursuit of Perfection Wed May 18 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
BOF19-ITP How to Overcome the Challenges of Leading a User Group Wed May 18 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
BOF12-DEV How Do I Design Scalable Cloud Applications? Wed May 18 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
BOF11-ITP Microsoft Certifications: Today and Tomorrow Wed May 18 1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
BOF12-ITP Exchange Unified Messaging Wed May 18 3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
BOF13-ITP Public vs. Private Cloud Wed May 18 5:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
BOF14-DEV Oracle Database and .NET Development: What Are the Latest Tips, Tricks and Newest Features? Wed May 18 5:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
BOF15-DEV Are You Ready To Be an Entrepreneur? Thu May 19 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
BOF14-ITP Challenges in Automation for Microsoft Data Repositories (Microsoft SQL Server, DPM and SharePoint) Thu May 19 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
BOF15-ITP Embedding IT Certifications into Degree Programs Thu May 19 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BOF16-DEV Search Engine Optimization: How Do I Get Noticed? Thu May 19 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
BOF17-DEV Agile Development: Can It Work for Everyone? Thu May 19 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
BOF16-ITP Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and PSTs: Necessary or Not? Thu May 19 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
BOF17-ITP Active Directory Change Auditing: Pains and Solutions Thu May 19 2:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
BOF18-ITP Advanced Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Thu May 19 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m.