I went to a TechNet Briefing in Orlando Florida about two days ago. Not only are these meetings free they are very informative. I would reccomend you look for one in your area just to check it out one time. They hand out free bags off goodies at the end. I got a free version of VirtualPC, a pretty new exciting piece of software. They also provided me and my peers with a nice breakfast. Overall I rate the expierence a 9 out of 10 only becuase some of the information was not relevant to what we were studying in school. But thats my teachers fault.