I hope you’re able to join me next week at TechEd 2010 U.S. In New Orleans, Louisiana. I love taking this time each year to learn in an environment where I’m “out of my element”. What I mean by that is I have not only SQL Server knowledge all around me, but also knowledge for the operating system, Office Automation products, SharePoint, and one of my new/old favorites, High-Performance Computing. It's a time where I can focus for an entire week on "recharging" my knowledge batteries.

 

If you are coming (and I really hope you can), make sure you get the most out of the visit. Check out this link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/archive/2010/05/31/a-few-tips-amp-tricks-on-attending-microsoft-teched-2010.aspx to learn a lot more about how you can prepare for a TechEd Conference.

 

We’re all facing budget pressures, so you have to figure out whether you should go to a conference right now. To help you make an informed decision, check out this link: http://northamerica.msteched.com/default.aspx?fbid=TJgYwH0BwHo

 

And if you are coming down south with me, stop by and say hello – I’m doing a presentation or two and also working at the booths, including our Surface Computing System demo area.