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TechEd is our premier technical conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, and this year Microsoft TechEd 2013 North America will be in New Orleans, LA on June 3rd-6th. 

I’ve attended almost every TechEd conference since 1997, and I’ve always found it to be a tremendously rewarding experience to help in my own professional development and industry networking.  If you’ve never been to TechEd before, here’s a short-list of what you can expect:

  • Learn about the future of Microsoft’s products, solutions and services directly from the leaders with news, announcements, and demos.
     
  • Connect with Microsoft and industry thought leaders, and fellow attendees that share your technology interests and business challenges.
     
  • Explore in Hands-on Labs and Technical Learning Centers designed to give you practical experience with the latest tools and technologies.
     
  • Value:
    • Interact w/ Microsoft experts and get your questions answered
    • Network with peers and colleagues
    • Hands-on experience through technology labs
    • 50% off certification testing to registered attendees

What Can I Learn At TechEd?

Whatever your interests may be, there’s tons of great sessions that will be delivered at TechEd this year led by Microsoft experts! 

DO IT: Check out the full list of planned tracks and sessions with descriptions so that you can plan your TechEd experience.

What About Getting Certified?

I’ll be speaking at sessions to help IT Pros prepare for MCSE certification on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Private Cloud.  I'll also be hanging out at the TechEd Learning Lounge throughout the week, so be sure to stop by to introduce yourself!

DO IT: Attend my MCSE certification prep sessions on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Private Cloud at TechEd
 
DO IT: Download FREE Exam Study Guides to help prepare for Exam 70-246 and Exam 70-247 for MCSE Private Cloud.

In addition, Microsoft Learning is offering TechEd attendees the ability to pre-register for taking Microsoft certification exams at a 50% discount.

DO IT: Pre-register for 50% Certification Exam Discounts for TechEd attendees

Sounds Great! But … How Do I Convince My Boss?

If you’re having trouble convincing your boss about the great value you’ll get by attending TechEd, check out this list of talking points for assistance in your conversation.

DO IT: Convince Your Boss – Key Talking Points for TechEd 2013

I’m Ready! Where Do I Sign-up?

You can get started by registering for TechEd, and It’s really easy to complete the registration process online.

DO IT: Register for Microsoft TechEd North America 2013

Are You Going to TechEd?

Feel free to leave your comments below on what you're excited about learning at TechEd this year ... I hope to see you in New Orleans!