Once again I will be making my annual pilgrimage to TechEd USA (10-13 June), this year it is in Florida. Last year it was in Florida too, but that was because New Orleans was cancelled at short notice (2009 is Los Angeles and 2010 is New Orleans). I much prefer TechEd USA as the quality of the speakers and the product groups represented far exceed that of my experiences of TechEd Europe. http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2008/default.mspx. This year Microsoft has followed the European example and split the conference it to two separate conferences – Developers and IT Pro’s. I will be attending the IT Pro forum as my developer skills stopped at “Hello World” in the late 80’s. I don’t like the segregation of developers and IT Pro’s personally but from a meeting I had with a Microsoft Director a few years ago most of the attendee’s were IT pro anyway – lets wait and see before passing any audible comments.