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Microsoft TechEd 2009 to offer Windows 7 insights and world class training opportunities

14 May, 2009 | Sydney, Australia

Early bird general tickets for Tech.Ed 2009, Microsoft's annual technology conference, are now on sale through the event website, retailing at $1,699 (including GST). These general tickets provide a $300 discount on entry to Tech.Ed, which will take place from 8-11 September at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Tech.Ed 2009 is a key Australian technology education event, combining an in-depth showcase of Microsoft technologies with a comprehensive learning experience. The technical education on offer can help ICT professionals drive cost efficiencies, which is especially important given the global downturn.

Tech.Ed 2009 is a key Australian technology education event, combining an in-depth showcase of Microsoft technologies with a comprehensive learning experience. The technical education on offer can help ICT professionals drive cost efficiencies, which is especially important given the global downturn.

Certification will be a focus of this year’s event with over 300 attendees expected to walk away with qualifications. Microsoft will be providing on-site training sessions, practice tests and a 40 percent discount off the RRP on certification exams. Further learning opportunities will also be available in Microsoft’s hands-on labs, which allow delegates to take self-paced training courses.

A major area of interest for Tech.Ed 2009 will be around Windows 7, following the Release Candidate (RC) launch earlier this month. With leading Australian organisations already testing the product, delegates will be able investigate how Windows 7 can be best utilised for their businesses. Microsoft professionals and partners will be on hand to offer advice and insights.

Other focus areas will be the availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 and the integration of SQL Server 2008 R2. Unified Communications (UC) will also be a hot topic given the current economic climate, with Frost & Sullivan(*) stating that UC solutions will benefit organisations seeking to achieve cost savings. With this in mind, in-depth sessions on Microsoft Office Communication Server 2008 will be available.

"We’re thrilled to announce the availability of early bird tickets for Tech.Ed 2009," said Ben English, Technical Audience Manager, Microsoft Australia. "We have continued to invest in Tech.Ed Australia to ensure it is a world class technology training event. Over the last four years Tech.Ed has tripled in size, with the 2008 event selling out. This is a great a testament to the depth of training the event provides."

For more information and registration details, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com.au/teched

About Microsoft Tech.Ed 2009

Tech.Ed, one of Microsoft’s premier developer and IT professional training events, reaches more than 75,000 people worldwide annually, providing attendees with access to technical experts, the latest technical information and hands-on labs to learn the skills they need to build state-of-the-art solutions.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

* This finding was contained in the latest Australian UC market assessment to be released by consulting company, Frost & Sullivan: Australia Unified Communications User Behaviour Report 2009

For further information, please contact:

Cathy Jamieson
Microsoft Australia
Ph: 02 9870 2220
Email: Cathy.Jamieson@microsoft.com

Jacquie Potter
Howorth
Ph: 02 8281 3893
Email: jacquie@howorth.com.au

 

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