This just in… Microsoft has merged their technical conferences into one giant mega-conference. The good news is that it’s going to be in Chicago next year (OK, that was selfish of me since I live here). What seems to have a lot of people nervous, myself included, is that it’s only ~5 days. May 4-8, 2015. If you’re a fan of multiple Microsoft technologies, you’re not going to be able to attend all the talks that you’d want unless content is scaled back greatly. There’s also a bit of concern that the talks will fill quickly due to a much larger attendance (Don’t take my seat, curious SharePoint guy!). If you’re like me, you’re really going to spend your time afterwards glued to Channel9 to watch the recordings.
“If you attended the SharePoint Conference, Exchange Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference, this is the conference for you. And, if you’re interested in or already using Office 365, this is the conference for you.”
That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, it’s just change. I’m sure it will still be a blast, and they’ll pull it all off, so no judgment from me until May 9, 2015 🙂