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Build and TechEd Europe on the same time ... As a developer we now should see sessions online :(

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    Ambionix

    Why plannify these 2 events on the same dates ...

    Now as a deloper we should look sessions online at TechEd Europe ...

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    Michael007

    Yep and it feels like all the focus is on the Build conference with the release of Windows 8.1, its new features etc which seems more relevant to TechEd.

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    MarkDeFalco

    @AmbionixMadMichael007: TechEd Europe and Build content are both available online 24-48 hours after the sessions conclude.  You can already watch content from Day 1 and 2 of TechEd Europe and more Build content will be available shortly.

    As for content around Windows 8.1 the Day 3 keynote, "Windows is the Future" is a great place to start.

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    Michael007

    Missing my point, i know the content is there, but attending TechEd you feel like a second class citizen since all the announcements are made at TechED US / Build even for stuff that would make more sence having on TechEd EU compared to the Build conference.

    First time to TechEd but i dont really see much reason to attend in person considering the huge conference fee next time.

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    MarkDeFalco

    @Michael007: I'm sorry you feel that way.  There were indeed exclusive announcements, such as availability of Windows Server 2012 R2 preview, SQL Server 2014 CTP, and public betas for both UE-V 2.0 and App-V 5.0 SP2.

    Announcements aside, I believe the value is in the people. There are more than 180 Hands-on Labs on site with proctors to guide you, networking opportunities with thousands of your attendees like country drinks, hundreds of partners in the TechExpo, and tonight's Ask the Experts where you can get 1 on 1 time with Microsoft engineers.

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    Ambionix

    @MarkDeFalco: just do this mistake not again. Planning 2 ms developer events at the same period. You know in advance that the best speakers can only be at one event a time.

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    emilast

    @Michael007:I agree with you, it really feels that Build receives much more focus from Microsoft. Steve Ballmer himself did the keynote, Windows 8.1 announcements, very generous giveaways, and so on. Just the fact that there was a second keynote today that had to take place after the Build keynote where Ballmer announced Windows 8.1 felt rather strange.

    As a developer, I will probably try to go to Build next time instead of TechEd. It seems to me that TechEd has less developer focus now than it used to have.

    /Emil

     

     

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    jabbasoft

    I've been around for a while (as my photo shows..) - I felt this TechEd was biased for IT Pro and left a large void for architects and designers.  Yes, I know what IaaS and hyperv are.  the number of deep 400 sessions was trivial.  Not being aggressive to those who came to get a good awareness of what MS is doing now and in the next 12 months (this is _the_ event to attend in Europe at least), but as a committed MS nerd/evangelist/customer/specialist there has been sparse info beyond that available from common sources when I would expect the detail not the sales pitch.

    I don't need 30 mins preamble on what X is, I'm here because I am already using X or want to use X and running through a deck for 60% of the timeslot doesn't take me forwards.

    Not a complaint at the speakers who have prepared and delivered excellent sessions.  I just think there haven't been enough deep dive / specialist sessions which was my primary reason to attend.

    Special callout to Mihai Tataran who ran an excellent session on Azure auto-scaling, then tonight we get these features added on the portal so it is irrelevant.... Smiley

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    AlejoL

    I agree with the comments on the low level of the sessions in TechED Europe in general. I am used to previous events, where you start the week with a couple 200, then midweek with 300. And the last days are a brain sprint of 400s

    I would expect parity on the level of execs doing the Keynotes. And definitely NOT having 2 large conferences happening simultaneously.

    In general, I might no attend next year's TechEd -At least not in Europe-. Almost everything I saw, you can get from other sources : And for this price, I expect nothing but the real nitty gritty internals of the product,that allow me to excel in my job.

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