TechEd 2008, the premier Microsoft IT learning experience, opened today for registration. I signed up as soon as the website came live. As you may know, TechEd is divided up into two separate events this year, Tech·Ed U.S. Developers (June 3-6, 2008) and Tech·Ed U.S. IT Professionals (June 10-13, 2008).
I'm thrilled to see that Marcus Murray is presenting a pre-conference seminar, "A Step-By-Step Guide to Hack-Proofing Your Microsoft Network." I wrote about Marcus at last year's TechEd, where he scared the living bejezus out of everyone in packed conference rooms. I can't wait to see what he's going to show off this year. I've removed the NIC from all my servers just to be safe. :)
As Brian Marble reported, TechEd 2008 will also be one of Bill Gates last public speaking engagements before he retires from Microsoft and embarks on his full time gig of giving money away. Bill and Melinda's philanthropy astounds me and warms my soul.
I'll be attending the Tech·Ed U.S. IT Professionals session. Let me know if you'll be going, too!