I’ll be in New Orleans from June 6th through June 10th to attend and speak at TechEd North America.  Compared to the Microsoft Management Summit, I’ve got a relatively light schedule with two sessions:

PRC09 | Experience a REAL Windows 7 Deployment from A to Z with the Deployment Experts
Sunday, June 6  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Rm 388
Speakers: Chris Jackson, Jeremy Chapman, Johan Arwidmark, Michael Niehaus, Mikael Nystrom

This should be an interesting all-day pre-conference session on Sunday, with the five of us covering different parts of the deployment process – using real hardware, applications, drivers, etc., on stage in front of a live audience.  Let’s hope we can get in a few hours early to make sure everything actually works…

WCL403 | Unleash the Power of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
Wednesday, June 9  |  3:15 PM - 4:30 PM  |  Rm 356
Speaker: Michael Niehaus

In this session, I’ll try to walk through the various types of customizations that can be done on top of MDT 2010, starting out with a simple deployment share and building up to add rules, databases, web services, wizard customizations, scripts, etc.  I’ll definitely be focusing on demos during the session, and with any luck I’ll be able to squeeze it all into the 75-minute timeslot.

If you are going to be around during the week, be sure to look me up.

p.s. You’ll see something new at TechEd, and just in time too:  Microsoft speakers will finally be allowed to wear something other than the long-sleeve blue speaker shirts you’ve seen at events for years.  Hallelujah!  We now can wear polo shirts.  Granted, they are still blue, but in the New Orleans heat and humidity, polo shirts are most welcome.