After changing jobs in late 2011 I was happy to get an opportunity for training in 2012. I was however, disappointed that I did not get to attend the training that I really wanted to go to. Instead I went to the devconnections con in Las Vegas. It was a good con and I attended some great sessions. I was even lucky enough to get a pre-con on powershell by Allen White. It was a great time. I met some cool people had fun doing some drinking and gambling and all that good stuff. But for me, the cons just do not really get me what I really desire. I want to present at the cons and try to share some of my knowledge, but I really want a deeper dive into SQL Server then a 60 to 75 minute session can give me. That is why I am going to submit for what I really want in 2013 and if I do not get that I will ask the company to save my portion of the budget so I can go to what I really want in 2014. I will be making my play today so I will keep you updated.