Microsoft is holding it's annual TechEd North America conference next week in Houston, Texas. The keynote will begin at 9AM Central time in Houston (10AM Eastern time) on Monday, May 12th, and will be headed by Microsoft's Corporate VP for its cloud and enterprise businesses Brad Anderson. Today, Microsoft announced that Brad's keynote address will also be live streamed and everyone will be able to watch it online.
"TechEd 2014 will be your single best source for the latest news, trends, resources and deep technical education. Also, the System Center team is already preparing to teach the deep 300- and 400-level content you’ve come to expect at MMS. There will also be expanded Early Bird pricing options, dedicated Management Meet & Geek opportunities, dedicated Management Instructor-Led Labs and Hands-on Labs, structured and unstructured networking opportunities tuned to the Management community and broader communities, and other unique MMS experiences." said Brad.
"This is a big transition, and I understand and respect the concerns that accompany this type of strategic move. The content and operational experts behind both events are already working together to ensure that this new event surpasses what you’ve come to expect from TechEd while delivering everything you require from MMS."
Microsoft is also planning on live streaming a press conference that will follow the conclusion of Brad Anderson's keynote at the TechEd 2014. "It’s true that TechEd is a massive event, and its scale will accommodate the MMS community in addition to adding great content of its own. I can promise you that MMS content, experts, and community will be alive and well in this new format within TechEd," Anderson added.
So even if you can't make it to TechEd North America conference, you'll still be able to watch it online. And for those who do not remember, Microsoft demonstrated Windows 8.1 build 9415 during TechEd 2013. Microsoft even offered attendees a special discount on Surface RT and Surface Pro devices. So stay tuned to see what Microsoft has planned for this year's event.