As many of you know, Microsoft tech-Ed North America kicked off yesterday morning in Atlanta and continues through Thursday of this week. Now what if you are not able to be at Tech-Ed 2011? Well, too bad for you. No, I’m just kidding. Smile While we would absolutely love to have as many of you as possible join us for Tech-Ed in person, we also know that not everyone is/will be there, so I’m putting up this quick post to share some information and resources for you on how you can still get a taste of Tech-Ed and sit in on some of the content even if you are not able to be there in person.

How to view the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2011 Keynote

Yesterday, Tech-Ed kicked off with a great opening keynote session which was streamed live across the web for people to view. (If you follow my Twitter account, then you probably saw the link I was sharing yesterday on how to view it). If you did miss it though, we have it posted and available for viewing on demand. Here is how you can view it:

If you head out HERE, we have the keynote available by clicking on the “Keynote” tab over on the right-hand side along the top: image

For those interested, you can also view the transcript of the Tech-Ed 2011 keynote online.

A couple other areas of interest on that same page are on demand and live streaming content being made available through the other tabs. For instance, if you click on the “Taste of Tech Ed” tab, they are streaming content from 19 of the most popular and informative sessions this year. By clicking the “Agenda” link just below the video window, it will expand to show you the times, sessions, and speakers that they will be making available. image

Here’s a quick peak at the “Taste of Tech Ed” agenda they have posted:

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • 8:30 - 9:45am - DEV309 Test Automation with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: Coded UI Tests and Lab Management - Brian Keller
  • 10:15 - 11:30am - VIR301 Best Practices for Private Cloud Implementation - Peter Meister
  • 1:30 - 2:45pm - WCL321 Windows PowerShell Remoting: Definitely NOT Just for Servers - Don Jones
  • 3:15 - 4:30pm - DEV324 C# and Visual Basic Future: Async Made Simple - Alex Turner
  • 5:00 - 6:15pm - SIM302 Lessons from Hackwarts Vol 1: Defense against the Dark Arts 2011 - Andy Malone

Thursday

Here’s a great resource for access to information from Tech-Ed 2011 is Channel 9. Check out this Tech-Ed 2011 page they have up that lets you access information by Day, Top Rated, Most Viewed, and in List format, all with the click of the mouse. image
image Another place to access Tech-Ed 2011 content on demand is through the online Session & Exhibitor Catalog. From the page, click on the “Click fo more” next to the Pre-Event Online Webcasts header to expand the list. You will find a collection of webcasts, videos, and even virtual labs that you can access.

Want to keep up with Tech-Ed 2011 as it is happening through social media? If so, then you better be doing the items below:

Here are a few other items all of you Tech-Ed fans may be interested in as well:

I hope this quick recap above helps those of you unable to join us at Tech-Ed 2011 access and find useful information from Tech-Ed. It is not all of the information, since the only way to get it all is to be at Tech-Ed, but hopefully it is a lot of information that you can still use and learn from. Hopefully you will be able to be in attendance next year and we will look forward to having you join us.

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