FAQs

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the TechEd 2014 Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities, please contact:

Fran Barlow
Head of Events and Sponsorship
Microsoft Australia
franba@microsoft.com

Registration and Ticketing

Ticket pricing and availability

You can register for a place at TechEd by clicking here

There is one flat price of $880 + GST. Group bookings are available for invoicing reasons but at no discount. As was the case last year, customers aren’t able to pay using their Premier Support hours.

Payment options

Payments can be made directly via credit card or via invoice. Invoice payments must be finalised by 5pm 12th September for Melbourne and 5pm 3rd October for Sydney otherwise tickets may be cancelled.

Can I send someone in my place?

Substitutions will be accepted up until 5pm, 19th September for Melbourne and 5pm 10th October for Sydney 2014.

Email your requested substitution to teched@infosalons.com.au and include the original delegate name and the following details for the new delegate:

Name | Position | Contact Number | Email Address

The substitute will be sent an email, and the substitution will not take effect until the substitute follows the steps set out in that email.

No substitutions will be accepted after the dates mentioned above.

Cancellations and refunds

Cancellations received on or before 5pm 12th September for Melbourne and 5pm 3rd October for Sydney will receive a full refund, less $165.00 processing fee (per registered delegate) and third-party expenses.

Cancellation requests should be emailed to teched@infosalons.com.au

NOTE: No refunds will be issued after the dates mentioned above.

What’s new in 2014?

The new format is designed to reflect and respond to the rapid pace of change that is now the hallmark of our industry. More frequent product releases and updates necessitate more frequent training and development opportunities for those who work with our platform - ultimately, our goals is to help you stay ahead.

To this end, our intent is to host multiple TechEd events each year, providing more frequent opportunities for the TechEd community to learn about and stay on top of key trends and changes in the technology landscape. Furthermore, by taking TechEd on the road to different locations throughout the year, we hope to expand accessibility to more people as well as to reduce cost impacts associated with travel, accommodation and time away from the office.

That said, we know that after so many years with the same format, there are going to be some questions so we’ve outlined the below.

How will the content level differ from previous years?

This year TechEd 2014 will continue to provide deep technical readiness. The content will be delivered as to ensure TechEd remains the premier technical learning conference in Australia.

Will there be a difference between the events in Sydney and Melbourne?

Overall the events will be consistent although there may some differences. If for example, a speaker is unable to appear at both events, they may instead appoint a proxy to present on their behalf but we will look to minimise this during the content development period.

What are the tracks for TechEd 2014?

This year there are 4 tracks which are listed below. For more detail see the full track list here.

  • Datacentre and Infrastructure Management

  • Developer Platform and Tools

  • Office Servers and Services

  • Windows, Phone and Devices

Why only 4 tracks this year?

Tracks reflect key technology trends within the broader industry, Microsoft’s platform as well as catering to the professional development needs of the technical community. We plan to hold other events in early 2015 and expect the tracks and sessions to be updated to reflect the changing technology landscape.

Will certification and hands on labs exist at TechEd 2014?

Previously, hands on labs were delivered in person at TechEd through a series of Microsoft partners. These are now available all year round via the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). MVA offers both on demand and live events. MVA’s live events include Jump Start training and MVA Live Q&A where you can interact with experts, and a worldwide audience of learners from around the world. MVA instructors and subject matter experts answer the questions in real time chat sessions so that the learner can apply the knowledge right away.

While there will be no offering of certifications at TechEd 2014, we are currently looking into solutions that will allow for discounted certifications to still be obtained by our delegates.