After 3 years of packaging and offering conference sessions as DVD sets, we took the next step and launched a Premium Access Zone (PAZ) on SDN. The first PAZ package is Virtual SAP TechEd `06 – over 200 hours of media-rich sessions recorded at SAP TechEd in Amsterdam in October. Same concept as we had in previous years on physical media, but much more value. Although we cannot deliver the same value as with physically attending an SAP TechEd conference (98% of attendees told us they will recommend SAP TechEd to a friend!), we would still like to give all of you the opportunity to enjoy the great content throughout the year. We created a new tab to make it easier for you to access the site The entire catalog of sessions, session abstracts, reviews and ratings, list of popular sessions and other features are all available to you. You can search by topics, speakers, session Ids and any other keyword to find the sessions right for you. If you would like to view the sessions, download the presentations or rate sessions, you would need to subscribe to the package, which would get you 12 months of full access to all current and future content of Virtual SAP TechEd `06. We made 5 full sessions freely available to give you (shameful marketing act…) an idea of the content included in the package. Combining the educational and hands-on sessions offered at TechEd with the online SDN (and BPX) community allows us to enhance the value we delivered in past years by adding many collaborative features and making much more content available initially, while continuing to add content and enhance the site throughout the year: What are others interested in? Your personal session history: Ratings and reviews: Other relevant sessions: Last but not least, we would like to get your feedback on PAZ so we can continue and improve it. Let us know what works, what does not work, and what additional content you would like to see as part of PAZ. We have already received some feedback asking about availability of the content on DVDs as was the case in recent years. There are always pros and cons when changing formats and some of you got used to the physical availability of the DVDs. With that, we also received some negative feedback about the DVDs: limited content, problems that could not be fixed after production, availability (“I left the DVDs in my hotel room. Now what do I do?”), etc. I hope the new format proves itself and you find this offer valuable. Regards, Amir.