The place to check out about Tech Ed's vibe is Tech Ed TV. Have a look! http://www.microsoft.com/emea/teched2008/itpro/tv/default.aspx
Brad Anderson's keynote will be there shortly too!
These are some things Arlindo Alves saw during the keynote:
You can follow Arlindo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/aralves
Also our Fishbowl is open for speaker interviews and more. That content will be online starting about 48 hours later on Tech Ed Online:
We have started! The keynote just finished and people are on their first break! Brad Anderson talked about all things Manageability at Microsoft and announced a whole range of things!
The Tech Ed TV team is working hard to get the recording online as soon as possble and we are expecting it within the next ... hours.
Miel just created the ultmate list of Microsoft blogs: http://micromiel.com/products-teams/
He's becoming our internal Mary Jo Foley :-)