Good evening True Believers!
It's been a long time and I've been itching to write on a more regular basis. So what better to talk about than one of my favorite events of the year: Microsoft TechEd. TechEd is Microsoft's premier educational conference for IT pros and Developers. This year, TechEd will be held on June 10-13th in Orlando, FL.
Since things with The Krewe (more on that later) and TechEd are picking up, I thought it would be a good time to revisit TechEd years gone by and why TechEd is a huge priority for me.
First a little background, I'm a technical instructor at a technical college in Madison, WI. My background is Windows infrastructure with a recent addition of VMware virtualization. I teach all of our Windows Server classes. I've also written a college textbook on Windows Server 2008, or W2kOcho. As a teacher and an author AND a technology geek, keeping up-to-date is imperative and a full time job at times.
So my first TechEd was 2007 in Orlando. It wasn't my first conference, but it was the largest one I had ever been to. I didn't know anyone at the show but ended up running into a group called The Krewe who have grown into my extended family, but more on that later. So I went to sessions, talked with vendors and reps from Microsoft, and hung out with other geeks day and night. It was awesome! And when it was over, I couldn't wait for the next year. Why? To hang out with the friends I'd met and learn about the newest Microsoft technologies from the Experts.
You should be there too...Mike