TechEd is an annual Microsoft technical conference for software developers and other IT professionals.
The TechEd conference lasts for several days and is held both in the United States and in Europe. Both conferences include keynote speeches, presentations and hands-on labs. Conference sessions, which are often run by Microsoft experts and MVPs, are streamed online for the public and on-demand session recordings and downloadable PowerPoint slides from presentations are available on Microsoft's Channel 9 website. A community called The Krewe takes the Tech Ed experience and turns it into a year round IT support group with a website, meet-ups and opportunities for networking.
Microsoft often discusses the release of new products and services during TechEd keynote presentations. In 2013, the releases of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 were introduced in the keynote speech.
In this keynote from TechEd Europe 2013, Brad Anderson explains Microsoft's strategy to help customers deliver amazing user experiences by taking advantages of new innovations in cloud services, mobile device management (MDM), mobile application development (MAD), data analytics and changes in data center design and management.