Argh, I just have heard that some people who tried to register yesterday were denied. If that was you - I'm sorry. I've been told we've reset our registration limits to 'unlimited' so hopefully no one will get shut out again. I'm glad so many people want to come.

We have great MCTs lined up to present.

Zach Niemann will be hosting the 70-620 cram. he is very funny, I got to hang out with him a little at TechEd last year. He led the 620 session I attended at the event and it was really helpful (although let's be clear, I never took the exam). Zach has helped students from all walks of life from career changers to 20-year Unix admins. He has a proven ability to help any student learn tough concepts. Previous clients include: Microsoft, HP, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, US Army, Goldman Sachs. Zach ... is the lead MCT Ambassador for the Cram 4 Exams area of <TechEd 2008>. Zach holds the following certifications: MCT, MCTS:Vista, MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, MCSE (NT4, 2000, 2003); MCSE+S (2000, 2003); MCSA+S (2000, 2003), CEH, CEI, JNCI, JNCIS-FWV, Security +, A+, Network +, and i-Net+.

For 70-640, your trainer will be Gordon Ryan of Longneck Consulting. When he's not at home in Australia, he's attending TechEds and other events around the world; you've probably run in to him. I just saw him last month; he came to meet me for lunch (at a bowling alley's going-out-of-business auction I'd blown off work* to attend so I could buy this ridiculous 1960s peacock blue bowling bench, the purchase of which I mildly regret now). He knows a lot of stuff. Read his spaces blog to figure out exactly what stuff he knows.

Susan Ibach will be presenting the 536 exam in the June cram session. I've had the pleasure of working with this lady at TechReady and TechEd a few times now, she's tops. Susan Ibach has been teaching application developers for eight years. Before becoming a technical trainer she worked in a variety of development roles including programming, testing, configuration management and database administration. Here's a bit more about her.

I'm very pleased to have these three for our presenters.


*I'm kidding, of course. I don't blow off work. I just said that to be dramatic. I'm very committed. I did buy that bench, though.