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Tell your boss I said you should register for TechEd North America 2013

TechEd North America 2013 Early Reg Discount Ends Soon

*** You have until March 22nd to get $300 off of the conference registration price. ***

Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time already knows what a HUGE fan of the Microsoft TechEd conference I am.  And this year I am hoping to be there again. 
(If you’re a Microsoft group who is looking for booth or lab proctor help, send me an e-mail!!!)  But whether I am able to be there or not, you definitely should consider it.

From the e-mail I received this morning…

Picture yourself not only at the center of Microsoft’s premiere event for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, but also in the heart the “cultural gumbo” that is New Orleans.  The convention and visitor’s bureau has created a site for you to plan your experience while you’re here. Take a look at the details of what to do, where to eat, how to get around and more!

Want to connect with other TechEd attendees?  We’ve got a forum for you to start a thread, join a discussion and connect with your peers before the event. Insiders often provide the best tips and tricks for making the most of TechEd.

Don’t just picture yourself there, be there!

“How many years have you attended TechEd North America, Kevin?”

They’ve been happening since 1993!  I missed that first year.. but only missed two other years (‘96 and ‘97) since then.  I’ve gone as a customer and then from 2004-on as an employee.  (Note: It’s much more fun as a customer… but that’s just my opinion.)  I even claim that I went to TechEd 1994 as a Software Engineer and came home with a desire to move into IT, because I was so excited by what I saw in Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Windows NT.  I even took my first MCP test on Windows 3.11 at TechEd ‘94.  I failed.. but the voucher for a do-over allowed me to take and pass it a few weeks later.

Here’s another indication of what a TechEd Geek I am:  My TechEd Water Bottle Collection

“So.. What’s the rush to register now, Kevin?”

As I said above, you have until March 22nd to get $300 off of the conference registration price.

“But.. my boss still doesn’t think it’s worthwhile…”

Ah!  We’ve got your back!  CLICK HERE for a .pdf document that outlines all of the benefits.  If the reasons contained therein don’t convince your boss to invest in you attending TechEd, then you should seriously start looking for work elsewhere. 
(Okay.. not really.. but… c’mon, boss.)

Hope to see you there!

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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.