This morning I have been on MCT proctor briefing at the conference center. There was a lot of activity going on in the building today, a lot of things that needs to be ready for tomorrow. Along with other things during the briefing we tried the hands-on labs. I must say that TechEd hands-on labs this year is at a higher level than earlier year, at least the management and operations (MGT) labs.

There are both introduction labs but also a number of advanced labs like Ops Mgr labs about cross-platform monitoring, SAP monitoring and about building connectors in Visual Studio. There are also a number of good labs about SCCM, SCE and DPM. Some example of labs are upgrade from SMS 2003 to SCCM 2007, how to configure branch office distributed points, distribute OS with SCCM, SCCM native mode and how to protect both Exchange and SQL with DPM.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to try Microsoft products and cool features!