According to Microsoft:


“Based on your feedback, Microsoft is excited to announce we’re shifting Tech·Ed Europe back to the summer timeframe, resuming in 2012. Mark your calendars: the next Tech·Ed Europe will be held the week of June 25, 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in the historical and picturesque city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands!” 


To ensure you have the opportunity to experience Tech·Ed in 2011, you are invited to attend Tech∙Ed North America in Atlanta, Georgia from May 16-19, 2011. For the European community, a discount of $200 USD off the conference price of $2,195 USD is available until Friday the 15th of April 2011. Please register on the Tech·Ed North America site using the promotion code ATGNEURO to receive your savings. For anyone with a European residence who already registered at the standard rate of $2,195, you are eligible to receive a refund of $200 USD by emailing the registration team by April 15th and including the special discount code ATGNEURO.

The Tech·Ed Europe 2010 keynote and session recordings are available for online viewing – no registration is required and all content is free to watch, download and share.

We are excited about our return to the capital of the Netherlands, and we look forward to a fabulous training and education event in 2012. Be on the lookout for the Tech·Ed Europe newsletter to get all of the latest and greatest announcements on the conference.




Anyone not on Twitter may not have picked up on the fact that registration for TechED Europe 2010 is now open.

TechED Europe 2010 will take place from the 8th – 12th November, in Berlin, Germany.

Tech∙Ed Europe returns to Berlin this November 8 – 12, for a full week of deep technical education, hands-on-learning and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and Community experts one-on-one.

Register for TechED 2010

Arrive Early and Get a Jumpstart on Technical Sessions

Choose from 8 pre-conference seminars led by Microsoft and industry experts, and selected to give you a jumpstart on technical learning.  Additional fees apply.  Conference attendees receive a €100 discount.

Join the Tech∙Ed Europe Email List for Event Updates

Get the latest event news before the event, and find out more about what’s happening onsite.  Join the Tech∙Ed Europe email list today!

Event Pricing:

  • Full price conference pass = €1,895
  • Early discount conference pass (purchase by July 5) = €1,395
  • Pre conference seminars €400 for Tech·Ed Europe delegates; €500 for non-delegates

Tech∙Ed provides the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s suite of released, or soon to be released, products, solutions and services. Tech∙Ed is for technology professionals who are involved in implementing, deploying or building solutions using Microsoft technologies.  Learn more about Tech∙Ed Europe.

TechED North America 2010.

TechED this year finally returns to New Orleans, but what can we expect, once we are there?

Still not Registered?

Registration this year will open at 7:00 am on the Sunday for Pre-Con Attendees and 10:00 am for all attendees.

The registration system will be as in other years and along the lines of attendees, speakers, MCP’s, vendors and distinguished guests.
Do not forget to bring your government issued ID with you!

Note:  If you bring a bag to registration, you will leave with two bags, as at registration you will receive an attendee bag which will contain a water bottle, notebook, pen, attendee shirt, name badge and lanyard.  Often in the bag is your ticket or wristband for access to the Closing Attendee Party – don’t throw it away as  doing this can cause “a whole heap of pain”.

Bag and Bottle (Found on Twitter).


New to TechED

On Sunday, there are two sessions one at 1:00pm and one at 4:00pm. These sessions are titled TechED 101 and are for people who have never attended TechED before and would like a heads up, on how to get the most out of their time at the conference.

Schedule Builder

The TechED Schedule Builder can be found at



Microsoft certification is available at the conference from Sunday – Thursday at a discounted conference rate of $62.50, that’s 50% off the regular price of $125. There are two Certification 101 sessions on the Sunday at 2:00pm and 5:00pm offering an insight to selecting a certification path, preparing for exams and all the benefits on being or becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).


What vendors will be there? See Vendor List


Bob Muglia will be delivering this years keynote.


This year the Wi-Fi will be available in the breakout sessions.



There will be no bagels or breakfast this year during Sunday registration and lunch will be provided for Pre-Con attendees only.

Monday- Thursday
Starting on the Monday breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast.
Lunch: Various dishes will be served.

Events: (Free Beer and Food)


Party with Palermo at Margaritaville ($10 this year).
1st Annual Krewe Meet N Greet

5:45–9:00pm Partner Expo & Technical Learning Center Reception


DoubleTake Cluster Funk Party at The Republic (registration required).
TechEd 2010 Community Influencer Party (registration required).
Jam Session – House of Blues

Jump on stage and jam (9:00pm – 1:00am) with other musically inclined attendees! You’ll have access to lyrics, instruments, sheet music, and a complete sound and lighting system. Grab an instrument and help rock the house.

Sponsored by CommVault and Compellent Technologies


6:30-11:00pm Attendee party – Mardi Gras World

Au Revoir – until next year and TechED 2011 which is in Atlanta, Georgia.



I was pleased to receive an email earlier this week stating that I had been selected to work in the Technical Learning Center (TLC) on the Security, Identity & Access Track. I have attended tech-ed many times before, but this will be the first one that I am actually working and I am really looking forward to it.

If you would like to meet up for chat or just want to say hello then feel free to mail me or send me a tweet, if you have any specific questions that you would like answered then please let me know and I will do my upmost to have an answer for you when you get there .

This years tech-ed looks like it will be one of the best so I would strongly urge you to register now to avoid disappointment.

I have also noticed that during the week, Microsoft will be co-hosting with tech-ed the Business Intelligence Conference 2010 – this conference focuses on Microsoft’s Business Intelligence applications and how Microsoft can help you design, build and deploy robust Business Intelligence applications for everyone in your organization while controlling costs.

It is the single best place to get the latest business strategy, product information, implementation best practices, customer insights and expert guidance relating to Microsoft Business Intelligence products.

Register Now

TechED Europe is Microsoft’s premier European technology conference, well actually it is more than a conference – it’s a social networking event with a huge helping of Microsoft technology thrown in.

This year TechED Europe returns to Berlin, Germany from 8th to 12th November (not the 1st to 5th November as originally advertised).   Last year’s event was a sell-out attracting attendee’s from all over Europe and further afield.

If you can attend, I would highly recommend doing so – not just for the learning experience but for the opportunity to network with your peers.  I personally have attended TechED since the mid-nineties and have found each year a worthwhile experience – I miss having them in the summer and watching  the football  (European and World Cups) with an international audience as this is always entertaining but there are plenty of other activities to do.  

The conference usually has a theme for the week and is usually around the technology that is current or they think you should need to know; without having any inside knowledge, I expect this year will focus around “Wave 14” and associated technologies such as Office 2010, Exchange 2010, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

The Exhibitor area is usually worth a visit too, you can review the latest hardware with Dell and HP; review Storage with EMC and Hitachi and meet the application vendors such as Quest and McAfee.  Over the years I have  noticed that all the vendors share one thing in common; in that they are all genuinely interested in you and not just the corporation that you represent.

Registration is not live yet but will be soon but until then check out what happened last year, oh and if you are wondering – TechED Europe 2011 will not be in Berlin.

TechED Europe Website

Oh and if you do attend – tell them Mark sent you.

** UPDATE** See TechED Europe 2010 Update.