This was my first year to attend the conference and I thought the content was excellent. There was quite a bit of insider information at the conference that we would never hear anywhere else. I especially liked the futures information.
For example: PTC is investigating a new method of handling licenses. The idea is to let people check-out a license for the evening or a business trip, and take it with them. No more dialing into the server or dedicating a license to a laptop!
I believe the conference is well worth the money for all PTC product administrators.
Technical Committee's (TC) are the user bodies that really work with PTC on new product functionality.
This is how enhancements really get made to the software. If anyone really wants to get involved with the future of PTC's software, the enhancement request form on the website is not really the best way to do it.
...I think they need to publicize these TC groups more that they currently do.
I was attending most of the admin sessions and missed the one about Pro Mechinism but I checked it out on the conference CD. That was a great little presentation! I took what I learned just from the CD and starting putting assemblies in motion! Great Job!
Exhibit boths are always kind of informative and sometimes provide the right solution to your interests. The PTC exhibit boths were always packed....lots of interest seeing Wildfire/ILINK3/and others. Hearing from PTC execs and their opinions/perspectives along with the availibility to a lot of PLMs was good. Seeing enhancements and new functionality is also good. Featured keynote speakers were again quite good and offer insight that's not always available outside of the conference setting.