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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author TechEd 2007 Topics related to sessions, labs, and other goings-on from Tech·Ed 2007.

Tech·Ed 2007 Images

I have finally put up my pictures from Tech·Ed 2007. Since I forgot to bring my digital camera with me, these were taken on my cell phone so the quality isn't that great.

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 4:39 PM

Back from Tech·Ed 2007
Going from one extreme to another can be just a bit disconcerting. After spending a week in Alaska where I was almost completely disconnected from the world, I went straight into Tech·Ed 2007. If you weren't able to attend, make sure to check out Virtual Tech·Ed. You will find the keynote and some podcasts relating to some of the sessions. Things are about a week behind and there are a lot of podcasts queued up to be made available on the site, so keep checking back. I can't say that there was a ......

Posted On Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:48 AM

BOF11 - Thanks for attending!
I want to thank everyone who attended my Birds of a Feather session at Tech·Ed 2007. There were about 100 people that showed up and I think we had a good discussion on what code style and standards mean and why they are important. What surprised me the most about the session was the amount of interest. As a result, I will be posting regular blog entries on this topic under the "Code Styles & Standards" category in my blog. I will also be reviewing the past code standards documents I have written ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 11:40 PM

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell
Microsoft announced a scaled down version of Visual Studio 2008 called the Visual Studio Shell. The Visual Studio Shell, which will be in beta sometime this summer, is designed to allow developers to bundle Visual Studio functionality into their own products and will integrate languages such as Fortran, Cobol, Ruby, and PHP. The Visual Studio Shell will be free and will ship with Visual Studio 2008. There are two different "modes" that can be used when integrating Visual Studio Shell: integrated ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 11:29 PM

"Acropolis" Community Technology Preview
One of the new technologies being announced at Tech·Ed is "Acropolis". If you have previously used the Microsoft Composite UI Application B lock (CAB) or the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF), the announcement of the Acropolis should be very exciting news. Acropolis is a replacement technology for both CAB and SCSF and takes the things that were good about both of these and the lessons learned and adds the following: Full .NET support by being an integrated part of the .NET client framework and ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 11:21 PM

Tech·Ed Keynote
I finally have some free time tonight from all of the activities at Tech·Ed 2007, so I wanted to take some time to summarize what I've seen and done so far. To start with, I was able to get a front-row seat for the Keynote on Monday morning. The keynote started out with a short "movie" showing Bob Muglia going back in time with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as "Doc" Brown from the "Back to the Future" movies. The theme to the video was to try and show how Microsoft has sometimes fallen short ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 11:00 PM

Tech·Ed 2007 Starts
After spending a week in Alaska where I was pretty much isolated and out of touch with the rest of the world, what better way to dive back in to the connected world than spending a week at Tech·Ed 2007. I missed the early registration on Sunday by 10 minutes, even though the plane landed 1½ hours before early registration ended. Why did I miss it? Standing at baggage claim for just over an hour waiting for the bags to get unloaded. Despite being jet-lagged from crossing across from one side of North ......

Posted On Monday, June 4, 2007 11:23 AM

Party with Palermo: Tech·Ed 2007 edition
Even though this is my fourth Tech·Ed, it is the first time I'll be attending the Party with Palermo pre-event party. This sounds like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I'll probably be a little bit late, but I doubt it will take away from festivities. There is an estimated 300 people attending and some great sponsors. The cover charge is one business card, which will get you in the door and register you for the grand prize drawings. This is free to attend, with free food, drink, and swag. Glo Lounge: ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:41 PM

Code Style and Standards: Best Practices?
For those of you who are attending Tech·Ed 2007, be sure to check out my Birds of a Feather session (BOF11) on Code Style and Standards. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 1:00 PM in Room S331 A. As a teaser to get you to attend, we are going to discuss what code style and standards actually mean and why they are important to you as a developer but also to your company. Yes, we will cover some of the "holy wars" regarding "curly brace placement" and "tab size", but also things ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:35 PM

Windows Vista Application Compatability Labs
I won't be able to attend these labs as I have other schedule conflicts, but the Windows Vista team is providing two training labs at Tech·Ed 2007. Both labs are free for Tech·Ed attendees, but you must register to reserve your spot. The first lab is an Instructor led Lab in Room S331-C and is broken up into two 90 minute parts. Part 1 takes an in-depth look at the most common application compatability issues and the ramifications of the new security enhancements in Windows Vista. This covers topics ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:01 PM

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