It looks like Microsoft Australia aren’t the only ones with a “Windows Vista SP1” typo on their TechEd website. This time around two upcoming TechEd events in Barcelona – TechEd IT Forum and TechEd Developers – both inherit the same ‘typo’ that was on TechEd Australia’s website before being removed earlier last week. Coincidence? I think not.
Comparing the content on the pages above with TechEd Australia, it is obvious there’s a lot of similarity between all of the regional TechEd events – the topics they cover along with the abstract description. My guess is that the mothership (Redmond) decides exactly what topics are and are not to be covered across the entire TechEd family in a particular timeframe, and it is up to each individual region to add flair and value to the content. If that’s the case, then at some point in time, at least one person was confident enough to include Vista SP1 in the list of topic – under the assumption it had to be available in some form to discuss.
Why are they retracting that statement now? What happened between writing this abstract and now is causing them to exclude SP1 from the list? Certainly there’s no better event to showcase Vista SP1 if indeed it is ready – this is just about the last major Microsoft event before the new year and the audience is largely IT decision makers and administrators. Makes me wonder if they are hiding it on purpose. Personally I’m still hopeful someone will mention SP1 at TechEd Australia in 2 weeks time. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*