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Blogging and TechEd 2006
When I went to TechEd, I though I would do a bit of blogging every day, but I had forgotten just how busy you can get here. There's just so much to see. While you do get the DVD's containing all the sessions (except Chalk-Talk ones), it takes at least 8 weeks and nothing beats being there. Have got a copy of Visual Studio for Database professionals, which will be installed as soon as possible. While I'm not sure about using in production environment yet (if nothing else, it's not the finished version), ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:54 PM

End of the first day
No major announcements in this TechEd, through there are new products such Visual Studio for Database. Went to a number of sessions today ; First one was about business reporting which was interesting through not sure if it end user extensible enough for the system I'm currently working on, but I guess that's one of the advantages of TechEd, is that I can grap somebody and ask them. The next session covered the architecture version of visual studio. Nothing really new, but it was the first time I ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:48 PM

Siteseeing Boston
The TechEd bus driver, driving back to the hotel this evening, had a problem getting to the hotel (lots of 1 way roads plus some instructions about what roads he could driver on), so saw a bit of Boston. It looks like quite a facinating place, and on Saturday, before I go home, I've got to go out and a good look at the place. I had a wander around yesterday, and found a interesting food court which I shall have to return to. The only problem I have at TechEd, is that I usually snack so much doing ......

Posted On Monday, June 12, 2006 1:33 AM

PreCon over
Well, that's the precon over. Went to a session about using WSE 3.0/ASMX now, which had some interesting points in it. If you use the WSE 3.0 way of definition services, they move across to WCF very easily. In fact there was very little coding change, and that was mostly in the address part of the service. Basically what you should do, is to to define your contract through a interface: [WebServiceBinding(....)]pu... interface ICommunicate{ [WebMethod] void DoSomething();} That way you almost don't ......

Posted On Monday, June 12, 2006 1:21 AM

Blogging from a PDA

Or rather not. Seems I can't login from my PDA into geekswithblogs, hitting the logon button does nothing.

It would have been so handy, while sitting in the TechEd sessions.

Posted On Monday, June 12, 2006 1:09 AM

Registration

Got my bag, which looks nice. Got Vista and Office in it, and a detachable bit for the laptop. Looks nice and sturdy this year.

But it's a over the shoulder one again.. Personally I think backpacks are better once you start putting weight into it.

Time to get some munchies and have a look around.

Posted On Sunday, June 11, 2006 11:15 AM

Arrived
Finally arrived (minor issue with airspace congestion and somebodys mislead bag), only 1 hour late. It's raining. Going to go out and have a look at Boston, and later wander over to check out a party. As usual with TechEd there's a number of parties going on in the background, and it's not always the easiest to find out about them (or register in time). Minor irratation, had to pay extra for WiFi connect at hotel, but that's life. Tomorrow should be fun. The next two TechEd's are: New Orleans, LA ......

Posted On Saturday, June 10, 2006 7:35 PM

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