Farewell TechEd

Last month I had the privilege of speaking at what is supposed to be the last Microsoft TechEd conference at TechEd Europe 2014. I’ve been lucky enough to speak at both the North American and European Microsoft TechEd events for a few years now, having spoken at the 4 most recent TechEd North America events as well as the most recent 3 TechEd Europe events.

Speaking at TechEd has been a very interesting experience as it is typically a different audience than the other events which I’ve spoken at in the past. Events such as the SQL PASS Summit and SQL Saturdays, and even SQL Connections are mostly focused on Microsoft SQL Server while the audience at TechEd is made up mostly of developers as systems administrators.

I’m excited to see what the Ignite event looks like when it happens in Chicago in 2015. It is expected to be a larger event than TechEd has been recently due to the fact that many events are being rolled into a single event.

It has been a privilege to speak at TechEd the last few years, and I hope to continue the trend at the Ignite conference for years to come.



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