Wow Finally I’m back in the land of the living!
We are less than 2 weeks out from Tech.Ed and an email was sent out this morning urging you to log-in to CommNet before tomorrow and lock in your schedules.
Please please please… if you are going to the event make sure you do this today.
You might remember last year that some sessions overfilled and people missed out… locking your schedule in now will help us allocate rooms so this doesn’t happen again this year.
To help you with this process I have uploaded the latest schedule (As a website and an excel document), colour coded by speaker location (Blue-US, Grey-NZ and Yellow-Aus). Remember to check the speaker tab to learn more about our speakers (unfortunately not all the bios are in there).
Oh yeah and if you are kicking around at lunchtime make sure you attend my WPF/XAML session (I have 6 people already registered since lunchtime today!).
Some interesting Tech.Ed stats so far:
The 128 main breakout sessions are split 23% NZ Speakers,15% Aus Speakers, 62% US Speakers
The 10 most popular sessions so far…
01. Payam Shodjai CON301 (.NET 3.0) Introduction to the .NET Framework 3.0
02. Jesper Johansson SEC303 Windows Vista Security Tidbits
03. David Lowe SVR202 Ten things you need to know to implement Windows Server "Longhorn"
04. Scott Guthrie WEB312 ASP.NET 2.0 Tips and Tricks
05. Scott Guthrie WEB309 ASP.NET: End-to-End - Building a Complete Web Application Using ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, and IIS 7 (Part 2)
06. Steve Riley SEC410 Windows Vista System Integrity Technologies
07. Rocky Heckman SEC305 How Your Applications are Hacked
08. Steve Riley SEC208 Oh no, we've been attacked, now what? Developing an incident response process
09. Scott Guthrie WEB308 ASP.NET: End-to-End - Building a Complete Web Application Using ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, and IIS 7 (Part 1)
10. Rowan Simpson WEB204 Trade Me Unplugged - The inside story of NZ's largest website
My surprises so far… not a lot of people have signed up to see George Moore (Microsoft General Manager for Live.com)
The panel discussion on Microsoft’s Web Vision staring 2 GM’s (Scott Guthrie and George Moore), 1 US Architect (Ron Jacobs) and Local Trade Me legend (Rowan Simpson) only has 114 signed up for it!? Is this because you aren’t checking the Architecture track?
See you at Tech.Ed!