D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Tech Ed 2008 - A Warning on Session Builder

Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:41 AM

I went through my session builder for Tech Ed 2008 and picked out all the sessions that looked appealing. Now normally I wouldn't bother, especially this early. But I'm heading down on a work-visa: MVP's can work at the "Ask the Experts" booth at Tech Ed in exchange for a free pass to the conference. You have to schedule when you're *working* though, which also means you need to know what you want to take in beforehand so you know when to work.

Anyway, the point of all this is that I'm really looking forward to taking in some BizTalk sessions, but I was disappointed when I reviewed the sessions that there were very few BizTalk slots. Now, this is important:

I was selecting each Day/Time Slot and filtering by that.

So after everything is slotted in, I thought "hmm, I wonder if there are any sessions on the IT Pro side of things.". So I went to the Tech Ed IT Pro site and saw that oh...you can do a full session catalog listing. No Biz Talk showed up, but I thought...maybe I'll just double check on the Dev side.

I bring up the session catalog, and I filter *by keyword* (since I'm doing the full catalog and not per day).


That's the sound of a plethora of sessions I had never seen before showing up on my screen. Puzzled, I took a deeper look at some of these. What did I find? A bunch of sessions with *awesome* sounding titles, but a "No timeslot assigned" tag!

Really?! So we know there are sessions, but not all are assigned yet? I guess there's still some logistics that need to happen, but I'm hoping that they get this input sooner than later, otherwise it'll suck for those of us already making our plans based on incomplete information.



# re: Tech Ed 2008 - A Warning on Session Builder

I don't think I'm hitting Tech Ed this year. If I do, I'll definitely let you know, but it seems unlikely. Have a good time though! 4/27/2008 10:07 AM | Blogus Maximus

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