There were some great technical sessions up at Tech•Ed this year in fact there were so many that a lot of them clashed with each other. I'm hoping I can catch up on some I missed from the USDVD'ss.
The highlights for me were the MOSS 2007 and workflow sessions. I've recently spent a fair bit of time developing with MOSS so a fair bit of the technical content for me was not new, but I'm sure I picked up plenty of new pieces of knowledge. Also the speakers were so entertaining it made the sessions extra interesting. It seemed to work really well having some of the local Microsoft guys paired with the overseas speakers. These sessions were really popular and itdefinitelyy highlighted how important and popular the release of the Office 2007 server products is going to be.
I also took the opportunity this year to miss out on a few sessions to meet up with speakers in person. I talked to both Arpan Shah and Mike Fitzmaurice about key areas in MOSS and WSS 3. Also I talked to both Paul Andrew and local MVP Mick Badran about workflow. Along with catching up with a lot of the local Microsoft people these sessions really made Tech•Ed for me.
Also it was great to see a couple of SDM people presenting with great sessions by Ben Walters our InfoPath MVP and one of our SQL Server experts Nick Barclay , maybe next year I can get myself a spot presenting !
Finally I also got myself a few nice freebee's with the best being the bags and also the personalized t-shirts given out by Microsoft.