The Schedule Builder is where you can peruse the technical and BOF sessions, read abstracts, and add them to your personal schedule. Sessions can be sorted by technical track, product/technology, audience, session type, technical level, day/time, or speaker.
Once you've selected the sessions you wish to attend you can download them to Outlook or use the synchronization tool to sync them if you update your schedule.
Keep in mind that adding a session to your personal schedule does not guarantee a seat in the session; sessions are filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. With that in mind, feel free to select more than one session for the same time slot. I'm usually double, triple or even quaduple booked for the same time! Too much technology, too little time. This allows me to attend my first choice, and if it doesn't meet my expectations I can glance at my calendar and quickly move on to another choice.
There are some sessions that I always attend just because the speakers are so good. They are (in no particular order):
- Mark Minasi
- Marcus Murray (no sessions this year, so far) :(
- Mark Russinovich
- Steve Riley
If you have a whole in your schedule where you just don't know what to go to, drop into one of these guy's sessions. You will not be disappointed.