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This is a mirror of Richard Hundhausen's (aka The DBAgilist) blog "Tales from the Doghouse."

US Tech-Ed 2008 To Be Two Conferences

It seems that the US Tech-Ed is following Europe's lead, by breaking up the one large conference into two: one for developers and one for IT professionals.

  • June 3-6, 2008 - Developers (developers, solution architects, designers, and testers)
  • June 10-13, 2008 - IT Professionals

Both events will have a similar format with the past Tech·Eds, but will focus on a single audience instead of a mixed audience, which was the case with the previous Tech·Ed model.


Visit the main Tech-Ed site for more information, including some FAQs.

Published Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:36 AM by Tales from the Doghouse - SQLblog



RickHeiges said:

I wonder which week will the attendess go to Universal Studios and which week the attendees will go to Islands of Adventure. :-)  I know that Richard will pick the one with the better parties!

But this split makes it hard for the SQL Server folks who cover both bases.  It is difficult enough trying to get time for one week.   Or if you are more of adeveloper and wnat to peek in on some admin stuff, it makes it more difficult.

November 15, 2007 4:17 PM

Stephen Moore said:

IMO, this sucks for DB folks, which are often in the middle of development and IT infrastructure.  Looks like Microsoft is going to charge the same price for a 4-day conference with less content as it charged last year for 5-days with more content.  Going to both is going to be even more expensive, especially with added hotel costs for three nights in the middle.  (Although might be an excuse to go to Disney?)

November 16, 2007 7:32 AM

Kalen Delaney said:

Sorry, this is not the US following Europe's lead... TechEd US did the two week model (split between Devs and IT) several years ago, for a couple of years. One year I spoke at both.. end of the week for one, stayed over the weekend, and beginning of the week for the other...

November 17, 2007 11:24 AM

Andy said:

There is a need at our company for me to learn more about SQL Server 2005 and take more of a DBA role.  I'm also a developer.  What conference am I supposed to go to????  There's no way my boss would let me go to a conference for 2 weeks.  

I think MS did a real disservice to the database professionals by breaking the conference this way.

December 13, 2007 12:52 PM
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