SDN is honored to welcome the SAP TechEd sessions and track owners to blogging. These new bloggers will be blogging all about the sessions that will be available during TechEd ’06. This year the TechEd Team has decided to go one step further into the future and bring the session owners out to the people for a chance to chat before thigns get rolling, you can find them in the forums or in the blogs now here on SDN. I guess I should begin at the beginning, a about a month ago the TechEd team asked us (Mark, Marilyn and I) all about blogging on SDN and whether or not we would allow some new bloggers online. Of course we were intrigued as we are always looking for new bloggers with great material to share with the community, little did we suspect though that they were offering use “these” bloggers. They told us they wanted to bring TechEd closer to the SDN community by have the track and session owners (all of them) start blogging here on SDN. Well all of them meant a few hundred, more like 3 to 4 hundred actually so we said “how about a smaller number?” So it began, last week while I was in Walldorf we held an online conference call with all of these new bloggers and explained everything from the “application” process to the actual blogging process to following up on the comments and posting in the forums. Within hours, and I do mean hours we had the first blog posted: TechEd ’06 System and Platform Consolidation Track posted by Nicholas Holshouser Since then we’ve had almost a dozen more posted, to see them simply go to the SAP TechEd blog topic. Remember this is your chance to ask questions and find out some more details before you actually go to SAP TechEd, we’ve also setup a special forum just for SAP TechEd as well: SAP TechEd Use this great opportunity now, but remember they are not going to tell you everything just enough so you have a good idea what to expect!