Next week I'll share some of my experiences meeting with vendors and learning about new products at TechEd. Karen Forster will be there too, and whether you'll be attending TechEd or not, if you have questions for Microsoft, Karen will ask them and report back on her blog (on video, no less). Head on over to Karen's Hey Microsoft! blog to leave your questions.

            If you'll be attending TechEd, be sure to stop by the Windows IT Pro booth, 701. We'll have some pretty neat free resources available for you, and if you're interested in learning about and subscribing to our other print and online publications, we'll be happy to help you do that. There will be some great prize drawings happening throughout the show at the booth, including a grand-prize surfboard (yep, it's a real one). And don't forget to check out the surf simulation experience.

We love hearing from our readers—it's one of the best parts of our job—so take advantage of this great opportunity to drop by the booth and talk to a Windows IT Pro editor about anything that's on your mind. You'll find several of us in the booth during most of the show.