TechEd is an event every developer, especially those working on Microsoft Technologies would look for. This year TechEd is on 23rd to 25th March at Banglore. With so many new products from Microsoft since last TechEd, I am looking forward for really cool stuff this year.
I expect sessions on hot cake technologies like Windows Phone, Azure. Introduction of these technologies have also resulted new architectural patterns. It would be nice to get introduced to these patterns. I expect a Azure trial period offer announcement for developers in India, as in US.
Some hands on and tips for Windows 7, Office 2010. Microsoft Certifications have been restructured in recent past. Several new certification focussing on new technologies have been added. It will be nice to have overview of that. I expect certification offers for recently introduced technologies.
A lot has been said on HTML5 and Silverlight. It will be great to hear about Silverlight focus from Microsoft guys. Silverlight team gives newer releases at rapid speed. You may expect something from this front.
Many features of Visual Studio 2010 are still undiscovered. A hands on lab on Visual Studio 2010 would be great. A lot of work has been done on deployment and hosting part. There are various new tool and options are available now. There should be a session on that with details of IIS 7.5.
SharePoint 2010 is a dramatic improvement from SharePoint 2007. I expect session on better integrations of Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010. A session on new UI model of SharePoint 2010 will also be helpful explaining plumbing behind tighter Silverlight integration and user friendly UI. I have only heard good things about ASP.NET MVC. I expect to see some stuff related to getting started on ASP.NET MVC3.