It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome lineup of speakers for TechEd North America (June 11-14, 2012) and TechEd Europe (June 26-29, 2012)! In particular for TechEd North America, we are honored to have Satya Nadella (President, Server and Tools Business) as the keynote speaker and Quentin Clark (Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group, Microsoft SQL Server) deliver his vision for The New World of Data: SQL Server and Hybrid IT. 

By attending TechEd North America’s Database and Business Intelligence track, you will be spoiled for choice for technical education.

Planning to arrive in Orlando early to soak in all the TechEd goodness?  If so, then get a jump start on learning and networking by attending our pre-conference sessions!  In addition to 4 days of interactions at TechEd itself, you could join in our SQL Server pre-conference seminars.  Gain tools and best practices through discussions on how real-life performance problems have been on tuned and optimized (SQL Server Performance Tuning and Optimization) or learn to exploit the features available in a corporate BI scenario by creating models using Tabular to publish data to Power View (Using BISM Tabular in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012).  

As you contemplate the rich content covered by the speaker sessions, it may be useful to know where your peers are going!  Here are the top 10 most popular sessions to date picked by other TechEd North America attendees:  

DBI202  The 12 Reasons to Love Microsoft SQL Server 2012

DBI307  Tips and Tricks for Building Rich Reports in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

DBI201  What's New in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

DBI308  Practical Uses and Optimization of New T-SQL Features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

DBI331  The Dirty Dozen: Windows PowerShell Scripts for the Busy DBA

DBI206  Business Intelligence and Data Visualization: Microsoft SQL Server 2012

DBI328  Building the Fastest SQL Servers

DBI311  Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools: Database Development from Zero to Sixty

DBI317  Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Performance in a Virtual Environment

DBI209  Big Data, Big Deal?


Interested in getting more experience and immersion in SQL Server 2012?  Stop by S. Hall B to try out our self-paced hands-on labs.  In addition, there will also be 3 technical workshops led by Brent Ozar on Bare Metal Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Deployment and Management.

Check out the full list of speakers, sessions and activities on the online content builder (North America | Europe) to plan your schedule today. Be sure to join the conversation on Twitter using #msTechEd (for TechEd North America), #TEE12 (for TechEd Europe) and both #SQL2012 and #SQLServer hash tags for all things related to SQL Server at both events.  

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Update:  General attendee registration for TechEd North America is now sold out!  You can sign up for the registration waiting list here.