Need help to convince your boss to send you to TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona? We asked Roundtable discussion participants to share their advice and offer talking points you can use to explain the business value to your company. Here's what they had to say:
Why TechEd is a great investment for your organization:
Breadth of Content: Unlike traditional conferences, TechEd allows you to create a personalized learning experience by selecting the mix of sessions—and session types—you want to attend.
"I convinced my boss to let me go to TechEd because I was able to explain to him that I would focus on a wide variety of software: Windows Server, Hyper-V, Configuration Manager, Operations Manager. All this contained in one week, that's something that you'd never get in one training course." – Alan Doran
- Data Platform and Business Intelligence
- Datacenter and Infrastructure Management
- Developer Platform and Tools
- Enterprise Mobility
- Office Servers and Services
- Windows, Phone and Devices
Uninterrupted Education: TechEd provides an opportunity for focused learning with four days of uninterrupted education. Add a Pre-Conference Seminar and make that five. You leave with new skills and tools, ready to achieve immediate results for your organization.
"TechEd changed the way I work. A week after attending, I was able to stop services from going down at our company. A week of isolated learning is invaluable." – Aidan Finn
Access to Experts: Networking is a key value of TechEd, with Microsoft product teams and industry experts, knowledgeable speakers, and peers—all there to share their expertise and best practices. The relationships formed at TechEd are a lasting benefit that delegates cite year-after-year as one of their top reasons for attending.
"It's not just learning about the technology...it's the one time each year when you can talk face-to-face with the person who built the product and know you are going to get an answer." – Sean Kearney
Microsoft Insights: We heard this loud and clear from all of our Roundtable participants: There is no better place to learn about Microsoft products and technologies directly from the experts—and to hear about future direction in the Keynote.
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