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US Vs Japan
Tomorrow am returning home, to Tokyo. Atlanta has been fun, but it does seem like city where you need a car or seriously figure out the metro. Next years TechEd is in Orlando, I like the convention centre, but it seems to in the middle of nowhere. In Tokyo, I live close to middle of city, with plenty to do everywhere. It's funny, when I was living in England, my passport lasted 10 years, but in 4 years in Japan I've filled up the passport with all the trips, exploring Asia. Actually happy going home, ......

Posted On Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:52 PM

TechEd 2011 and the future
Next years TechEd will be in Orlando, with registration starting around 24th. Planning on going, but do wonder how it will go. This year have not gone to as many 400 level events, nor has there been as many 'famous' speakers. Perhaps they are holding off till PDC - got to make this years one, missed last year due to being too busy. The content has been good, with some talk of VS vNext - which I want now. One of the main focuses seems to be on simplifying the developer experience. They will have a ......

Posted On Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:36 PM

Teched 2011 - the year of apple
So many people have iPhones or iPads this year - in fact, i'm writing this blog on one. The fact that MS also released the tag reader on iTunes shows that they have realised this, explaining why WP7 Is being pushed so strongly at this years TechEd. Every year I bring my laptop to TechEd, but this year have not needed to use it - have been able to do everything on the iPad, which is so much lighter than a laptop or the tablets they gave away a couple of years ago. I wonder how many years it will be ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:16 PM

Teched 2011 keynote review
Keynote was interesting as usual - and as usual they overran. It did feel a bit rushed, particularly the section on office, where it took took too long to figure out what the speaker was talking about. Nothing really big announced, but the 100,000,000 rows in excel, or 2,000,000,000 rows in VS was interesting.

Posted On Monday, May 16, 2011 12:09 PM

Teched 2011 keynote
Big room, with space for lots of people, but not the biggest teched keynote room they've had. Breakfast was ok, among the better ones they've served up. They are really pushing the myTech*Ed, formally CommNet - I wonder if they've finally got it right. Taken them long enough. At least it worked on day 1 :)

Posted On Monday, May 16, 2011 7:26 AM

Silverlight for wp7 and SL5
Looks interesting. Wp7 is based on SL3, bits of SL4 and a bit other. Mango to be based on SL4, later this year.

Posted On Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:02 PM

Teched 2011 - preconference
First day - silverlight. What can we do

Posted On Sunday, May 15, 2011 9:42 AM

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