Gregory B. Michetti

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What a difference a year makes. Last June, at TechEd 2003 in Dallas, TX, Microsoft announced more new products, versions and updates in any one year in its 29-year history. However at TechEd 2004, the 11,000 people who converged on the huge San Diego Convention Center saw the Redmond giant unveil only a few new software packs and upgrades. That is not to say TechEd is losing popularity with Microsoft developers, IT professionals and information workers. There was a 22% attendee increase from 2003 and Microsoft's flagship event was sold out months ago. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the week-long geekfest in a keynote speech with the now familiar "Do more with less" theme. The days of corporate IT departments having an open chequebook are long gone and now. High-tech spending is highly scrutinized by senior management everywhere. "In some senses I think this is... (more)