Working in conjunction with Windows-Hied listsrv representatives, Microsoft Education is pleased to host the 7th Windows Hied Conference at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA, April 4th - 6th,  2011.

Conference Goals

As has always been the case for this event, it is NOT a sales or marketing event.  Attendees generally have deep technical background in both Microsoft as well as UNIX/Linux operating systems.  Presentation responsibilities are being split by Microsoft and customer attendees and focus the following primary goals:
·         Provide highly relevant product and solution discussion as well as tips and tricks for better evaluating, deploying, integrating, administering, supporting and simplifying Microsoft solutions in the higher education environment
·         Illicit product input and feedback to ensure product teams understand the needs of the HED customer base
·         Learn of unique challenges and successes of Microsoft product deployment from customer presentation sessions
·         Provide an informal venue to discuss additional issues and topics
·         Increase the trust and confidence of customer attendees in deploying and supporting Microsoft solutions
·         Provide Microsoft product teams an opportunity to talk to a focused and strategic group of knowledgeable HED customers

Event Logistics
·         Dates: April 4th- 6th  2011
·         Location: Microsoft Campus, Redmond
·         Presentations: Mix of Microsoft and customer presentations: 300-400 level technical drill down (~60-90 min each)
·         Customer Attendees: ~100
·         Conference Hotel Redmond Marriott Town Center- For reservations please call Reservations toll free at 800-228-9290 and ask for the Microsoft WinHED Conference Room Block Cost $167
·         Agenda is under development but you can see the progress at the conference wiki located here
·         Registration Page located Here