Microsoft TechEd 2006 – Boston MA

Today I finally registered for the Microsoft TechEd 2006 conference which will this year take place in historic Boston Massachusetts.

Microsoft TechEd and Microsoft PDC are an absolute must for serious software developers and architects using Microsoft technologies and personally I’ve been attending these conferrences since the Microsoft PDC conferrence in 2003 when Microsoft announced Longhorn (Microsoft Windows Vista), Whidbey (Microsoft Visual Studio 2005), and Yukon (Microsoft SQL Server 2005).

If your coming to Microsoft TechEd 2006 and have never been to Boston there are several places in and around Boston that are definitely worth a visit. Faneuil Hall, built in 1742 by wealthy merchant Peter Faneuil was given to the town as a gift. It was at Faneuil Hall on November 5, 1773, that John Hancock and other Bostonians held the first tea meetings to discuss the fate of that “baneful weed.”

Another excellent piece of history to discover while in Boston is the U.S.S. Constitution, located at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and became known as “Old Ironsides” during the war of 1812 when she fought the British Frigate H.M.S. Guerriere. Known as “Old Ironsides” because H.M.S. Guerriere sank like a stone, while the cannonballs she fired at the U.S.S. Constitution merely “bounced off” as if she were made of iron.

What could be better than learning the latest that Microsoft has to offer while enjoying historic Boston at the same time? Not to mention the excellent restaurants in Boston. See you at Microsoft TechEd 2006!!!

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