Microsoft gives TechEd delegates Windows 7 netbook – Software – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au:
Not to sound like sour grapes, which of course I do sound like sour grapes, but for the USA version of TechEd, they lay off Steve Riley the week before, cancel the TechEd party, cancelled the certification exam testing site, the TechEd bonus “gift” is a subscription to TechEd Plus (which I gave to a partner in my SMB partner group because I already have one as a Software Assurance customer), and send out no DVD so that I have to download all of the sessions.
Meanwhile Microsoft Australia gives away Netbooks at their TechEd.
Well the one consolation is that Los Angeles had Matt Damon presenting on SBS 2008 — http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=c6a2eb0f-5c0c-45f5-847f-8a0fa24b572f
Hmm….so exactly how much is a round trip ticket to Australia anyway?