As a developer I have to point out that TechEd is not just for IT Operations people, Developers go as well and in all the years I have been going to TechEd I have never been given any free hardware. Maybe I should be going to build  Smiley

I always thought it was the IT Operations that get all the free hardware  as they have a budget to purchase mass quantities if they like it.  Us devs never seem to have any money to spend.