Today Microsoft kicked off the 20th annual TechEd North America in Orlando, Florida. The Sunshine state welcomes industry experts from around the world to learn, engage and play. TechEd, Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, kicked off today with a keynote from Satya Nadella, President of Service and Tools Business. Nadella demonstrated how IT pros and developers can use Microsoft server and cloud technologies to transform their datacenters, modernize their apps and gain insight from data of all types, shapes and sizes. He also announced updates to Microsoft’s developer tools and availability of the next Windows Intune release.
“When you come to TechEd, there’s so much awesomeness, it’s a little overwhelming, but in a ‘I’m leaving with tons of new ideas’ kind of way.” Says Jeremy Moskowitz, Chief Propeller-Head of Gpanswer.com.
It certainly is awesome! Just look at the twitter feed, Facebook page and official blog to see how much enthusiasm and participation the conference is generating. In addition to the standard conference key notes, expo and breakout sessions, TechEd offers hands-on learning where you can discover new products from the people that developed them.
“At TechEd you learn about cutting edge technologies and best practices directly from the Microsoft product teams that will give you an edge in your job” commented Mark Russinovich, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft.
If you are developing, deploying, managing, securing or mobilizing Microsoft solutions, TechEd has a track for you. This year’s conference, focused on cloud innovation and developers, provides the opportunity for attendees to focus on key technology and business issues that will help solve today’s real-world IT challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s innovations.
As TechEd takes place in Orlando this week, here in Cambridge we’re enjoying the content online. Learn about new products, join the discussion and enjoy live streaming of keynotes and more! One thing unfortunately you can’t participate in remotely is the closing party. This year Microsoft is hosting one of the biggest parties it has ever thrown. The closure of TechEd 2012 will be celebrated at (drum roll please) Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Attendees will enjoy unlimited rides on attractions like The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Jurassic Park River Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Microsoft rented out the entire park (whoa!)- so you can imagine people will be talking about this closing party until it’s inevitably topped at TechEd 2013.