Microsoft has today opened registrations for their Tech.Ed conference in Australia, offering a discount for those quick to sign-up before the 15th July.
The annual event, held on Queensland’s Gold Coast each year, attracts hundreds of leading IT professionals from across Australia who utilise Microsoft’s technologies in their day-to-day jobs.
This year the conference will be held from the 30th August to the 2nd September, with both group and individual prices starting at $1800 after a $300 early-bird discount.
“Private Cloud brings together two significant trends for the ICT industry – Virtualisation and Cloud Computing. This trend implies a shift from servers to services – and the ability to manage existing infrastructure more efficiently and create applications faster than ever before,” the site promises.
“At Tech·Ed 2011 you can learn how to use your existing talents and Microsoft technologies to turn ideas that were previously in the ‘too hard basket’ into realities.”
Tracks this year tend to focus on Microsoft’s cloud computing strategies, with 16 available at present including one focused on the forthcoming Office 365 service and a cloud-focused track, “Cloud Computing and Online Services” which focuses on “information about Microsoft technology and innovation in software-plus-services”.
Microsoft is also seeking sponsorships from any interested companies, with anyone interested urged to get in touch as soon as possible.