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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author TechEd There are 18 entries for the tag TechEd
TechEd for Novices, 2012 Edition
In 2007, Microsoft created a "Tips for the Newbie" page for TechEd (which is apparently no longer available) and I created a follow-on post called Tech·Ed for Novices. I created a similar post in 2008 as well. With TechEd 2012 around the corner, I thought it would be good to bring it back. TechEd is a huge event, topping out at over 14000 people (usually), with an equally huge amount of content. This post is designed to give first time TechEd attendees a fighting chance of finding their way around. ......

Posted On Friday, February 24, 2012 10:06 AM

TechEd 2010 Twitter Book Give Away
If you’re going to TechEd North America this year, Sams Publishing will be giving away 9 advanced reader copies. In order to win a copy, be sure to follow the InformIT Twitter account and the #TechEd hash tag. Sporadically throughout the day a tweet will be sent out stating that the first person who comes to the booth and mentions my book will get a copy. The give away will probably occur over multiple days, so be sure to keep an eye on Twitter. Technorati Tags: Books,Sams Teach Yourself C# 2010 ......

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2010 9:34 PM

TechEd 2010 Schedule and Twitter Tool
If you’re going to TechEd 2010* (North America), be sure to check out the TechEd 2010 Schedule and Twitter Tool. If you have a mobile device (Windows Mobile 6.5, Android, iPhone), a tablet (Windows 7, iPad), or even a laptop (Windows Vista or Windows 7 gadgets) then this tool is essential. It allows you to view all of the session details and build your own customized schedule. You can also keep up with all of the TechEd related Twitter traffic from the same application. By default, the #TechEd hashtag ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:19 PM

Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours at TechEd 2010
We are still ironing out some contract issues with Microsoft legal to include the Express Edition DVD with the book, but in the meantime there will be about 9 galley copies of the book which Sams will be giving away during TechEd 2010. If you’re going, be sure to stop by the Sams booth for the details on the giveaway*. Once the contract issues are resolved, the book will be officially available for purchase, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon or your favorite online book-seller. Be sure to ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:27 PM

Tech·Ed 2008: Get Involved with Birds-of-a-Feather
Help Make the Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions a Success! Contribute to the Community and Get Rewarded June 3-6 Orlando, FL INETA is once again coordinating the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at Tech·Ed 2008. Based upon feedback, the deadline for topic submissions has been extended to Wed 4/2/2008 and the voting deadline to Mon 4/7/2008. If you sign up to host two sessions and moderate one session OR host three sessions, you will get the following special BOF Volunteer Package including: A Tech·Ed ......

Posted On Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:11 PM

Tech·Ed Developers: Birds of a Feather Topic
Many of you may remember that I moderated a Birds of a Feather session at Tech·Ed last year on Code style and standards. I am happy to announce that I will (hopefully) be moderating a follow-up session this year. From last years session, there were almost 100 people that showed up, so I hope to see you again so we can continue the discussion and find out how successful (or unsuccessful) you have been at implementing code standards and what new issues and ideas everyone has. Here is the topic abstract: ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 9:38 AM

Framework Engineering: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries
At TechEd 2007, Krzysztof talked about building reusable libraries. The session abstract is below. You can download the presentation as an XPS file. The presentation was also recorded, and the WMV file can be downloaded from here. This session covers the main aspects of reusable library design: API design, architecture, and general framework engineering processes. Well-designed APIs are critical to the success of reusable libraries, but there are other aspects of framework development that are equally ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 8:27 PM

Tech·Ed for Novices, 2008 Edition
While I'm waiting to find out if I'll be able to go to Tech·Ed again this year I am still keeping an eye on what's going on with the conference. For last year's Tech·Ed, Microsoft created a "Tips for the Newbie" page (which is apparently no longer available) and I created a follow-on post called Tech·Ed for Novices. Since the conference this year is split into two separate weeks, I thought it was even more important for some tips on how to deal with the information overload and what Tech·Ed has to ......

Posted On Monday, February 25, 2008 12:21 AM

Framework Engineering: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries
At TechEd Developers Europe, Krzysztof Cwalina presented a talk called "Framework Engineering: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries". If you weren't able to make the conference or missed his talk, you can download the video recording (in WMV format) or just the slides (in XPS format). The abstract for the session reads: This session covers the main aspects of reusable library design: API design, architecture, and general framework engineering processes. Well-designed APIs are ......

Posted On Saturday, January 12, 2008 8:31 AM

MSBuild or NAnt?
For the last 4 years or so I have been involved, either directly or indirectly, with creating standardized build systems that run on the Microsoft platform. Before that I was actually a Unix admin and developer and was very proficient in writing makefiles. When I first got involved in build systems for the Microsoft platform, it seemed like there were very few build script technologies available that were worth using. The best one available was the combination of NAnt and NAntContrib. There are many ......

Posted On Monday, December 24, 2007 1:06 PM

Microsoft Sync Framework
The first CTP of the Microsoft Sync Framework was announced during the keynote at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona. The Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform enabling collaboration and offline for applications, services and devices with support for any data type, any data store, any transfer protocol, and network topology. Building on the synchronization functionality that is already available in Visual Studio 2008, the Sync Framework will allow developers ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 6, 2007 11:11 AM

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 November Release

During the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, Microsoft officially announced that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of November 2007. The .NET Framework 3.5 will also be available separately from Microsoft Update. The global launch event is still scheduled for February 27, 2008.

Posted On Tuesday, November 6, 2007 11:02 AM

Code Style and Standards: Best Practices? - BOF11

The TechEd 2007 Schedule Builder has been updated with the Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. If you're going, be sure to check out my session on Code Style and Standards.

Posted On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 11:04 PM

Birds-of-a-Feather session - "Code Style and Standards - Best Practices"
I just received notification from INETA that my Birds-of-a-Feather session, "Code Style and Standards - Best Practices" has been accepted for TechEd 2007. The session is currently scheduled for Tuesday, June 5 at 1:00 PM. I want to thank everyone that voted for my session, I greatly appreciate it and hope to see you there. Just to get everyone thinking a little bit about the topic, discussions about code style and standards usually end up in very heated debates and end up in a stale-mate at best ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:27 PM

Editor's Pick on TechEd Bloggers
I just noticed that my Tech·Ed Technical Tracks Summary post was just listed as a TechEd Bloggers Editor's Pick for Sunday, February 18. I also received some feedback from Rob Relyea, the Program Manager for the WPF Team ( regarding my Tech·Ed Technical Tracks - Where's WPF? post stating that they are working on fixing this issue. I'm looking forward to seeing the updated sessions covering WPF ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:05 AM

Kernel Patch Protection aka "PatchGuard"
If anyone has been following this technology closely, there have been a lot of complaints by some of the security vendors regarding PatchGuard. I first heard about this technology at TechEd 2006 in a lot of the Vista sessions. The recent controversy caused me to do a little more research in to this technology and the issues surrounding it. The official name for this technology is called Kernel Patch Protection (KPP) and it's purpose is to increase the security and stability of the Windows kernel. ......

Posted On Monday, October 30, 2006 5:06 PM

TechEd 2007 is not in New Orleans anymore!
This was actually announced a few days ago, but I've been a little slow catching up on the news. Microsoft TechEd 2007, which was originally going to be held in New Orleans, has just been moved. Microsoft hasn't committed to a new location yet, but they actually moved TechEd, WinHEC and MGX. It wouldn't surprise if there are more coming. The official reason is due to the logistics and unreliable air traffic service into and out of the city. We're 13 months out from the destruction caused by Katrina ......

Posted On Friday, October 13, 2006 5:10 PM

.NET 3.0 - The next revolution
Since last years TechEd everyone has been hearing about .NET 3.0 and the cool features of LINQ, lambda expressions, and all of the other cool new language features. I don't know about you, but I was definitely looking forward to them. We were also hearing about WinFx and “Avalon“ and “Indigo“, InfoCard, Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) and the other new technologies that looked like they would only be part of Vista. Fast-forward a year to this years TechEd and we're still ......

Posted On Sunday, June 18, 2006 4:55 PM

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