Tasty facts and figures about SharePoint Conference 2009

Wow … thats the word that pretty much summed up the team’s reaction to the Keynote speeches to open the conference. I’ll post about that in a bit, but to warm you up some tasty facts and figures:
538 onsite labour days to setup the conference
7.5 miles of CAT5e cable used (for the Wireless Network?? ;))
7400+ attendees (up over 90% on the last SharePoint conference)
160+ partners
300+ hours of brand new content
297 speakers
240 break-out sessions
(and 2 marriages!!)
so .. you could say they are taking this conference VERY seriously.
We also had some very interesting news. The Public Beta of SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 will be launched in November!
They are expecting an RTM release in the first half of 2010.
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was also released today! 🙂