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Hello! Just back from travels in the Southwest (Tucson and Vegas-109 degrees! A nice dry heat). TechEd NZ and AUS organizers are up and ready with their event planning. Just wanted to highlight their plans:Check out: TechEd NZ Content Owner Paul Andrew's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew TechEd NZ website: http://www.microsoft.com/nz... Frank Arrigo's blog (AUS): http://blogs.msdn.com/frankarr TechEd AUS website: http://www.microsoft.com/au... ...
Hello World :) I am back in India. Was in Amsterdam last week, attending TechED EMEA. Amsterdam is a beautiful place - must see :) Well, now back to business - BTW, at TechED EMEA, the express versions of different .NET developer tools were announced - as of the moment, these are free downloads and can be downloaded from http://labs.msdn.microsoft.... So, if you are an academic, or a hobbyist, or a technical enthusiast who wants to check out the next version of Microsoft developer tools ...
Didn't make it to Europe, but Tim Sneath's blog is tracking the hot cotent! Tim is the content manager for TechEd Europe, and he's just listed the top sessions thus far on his site. Check it out at: http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/... Or take a peak... Code Title Speaker Score WIN371 Effective Troubleshooting with the Sysinternals Tools Mark Russinovich 8.09 WIN373 Systems Management Server 2003 SP1: Technology Enhancements and Deployment Best Practices Mel MacMahon 7.80 ARC402 ...
Since the question came up in the comments for my first Menustrip & Toolstrip entry, I went ahead and wrapped up the Menustrip project. You can now download it here. The solution was written and built in the May 2004 CTP released at TechEd 2004, build 40426.16. I won't come near claiming that this is “good” code, other than it does what I set out to do. So feel free to drop any suggestions. ...
That's right! Launched at TechEd Europe just hours ago. Go to the VS 2005 Express Homepage for all the details. You can also read the Express Team's Blog. You can also check out the C# RSS Reader sample application that comes with the C# Express Edition. How about an Express Edition of SQL Server 2005? You got it! Oh, and did I mention that these are available to ANYONE! No MSDN subscriptions required. Also announced at TechEd is the MSDN Product Feedback Center. Now that's cool! Wow! What an exciting ...
Hi. Just want to clarify a few things from a previously posted blog... Share Your ThoughtsIf you are at TechEd Europe please let share your ideas with me! Informally you may catch me at the RAI. SQL Party @ TechEd EuropeSQL is hosting an Invite-Only SQL Server Party Wednesday, June 30. Go to the SQL Server Ask The Experts area at the conference to collect a ticket.Women In Technology LuncheonWednesday, June 30 hear from panelists: Christine Betts (General Manager, CSS, Microsoft EMEA), Natalie Ayres ...
It is great to see everyone involved in the Imagine Cup excited about the event!  Everyone from students like Elisa to our execs like Soma are counting down the days.  I am too...but first I have to close on a house, go to TechEd in Amsterdam and finish my last in person masters class. 
After watching Joe Stegman's DEV260 overview of Windows Forms “2.0” I was fascinated by the new MenuStrip and ToolStrip controls. I love the fact that MS is giving us access to controls that will have a very similar look and feel, by default, to the current MS applications. What's even better is these new strips can use a custom renderer to create your own look and feel. That means when Office v.next comes out we'll immeidately be able to update our own look and feel to match the new ...
As has become customary in the blogsphere here is my introductory post giving you a little background for the future posts on O(geek). I am a software developer working for a local city government for a city of about 37,000 residents. We do all of our new projects in .NET, and have been using the platform since .NET 1.0 went RTM February of 2002. Of course an MSDN subscription was in order at that time so we could download the release bits ASAP, instead of the terribly long wait for CD's. I began ...
Just back from TechEd 2004 and now onto the Technology Management Conference in NYC. A brief synopsis of what this is:“This is the annual management education program designed expressly for individuals within securities firms who have management responsibility for technology-based support activities, including: communications, market data, trading room support, web and Internet technology and information systems. Vendors of related securities industry specific products and services will overflow ...
Well, if you missed TechEd 2004 this year than you had better save your pennies for next year. This year was packed with 2005 stuff, which lets face it, is what is truly interesting at this point. You already know .Net, you just want to know how to do it better, faster and more efficient. Well what with what I saw for ASP.Net, WinForms and Testing in VS.Net 2005 all of your dreams will come true. Now don't get to excited, its still a bit off. However, we got the beta bits in hand and I am sure that ...
This was discussed at great length at TechEd this year. The one thing that I came away with is that nobody can agree on what the definition should be. Don't get me wrong, I actually think that this is a good thing. SOA should not be a defined, standards based “thing”. Once it reaches that point it will become less useful and more restrictive. In an earlier post I outlined an architecture that we are using. Some would look at this as being a SOA based architecture, a viewpoint that I tend ...

One thing that I noticed at TechEd this year was the use of TabletPCs by Microsoft employees. In just about every session I went into and all over the Cabana area TabletPCs were out and about. I saw a lot of the Toshiba convertables, but there were also several Fujitsu and Motion slates. I find that taking notes with pen just works better for me. It's hard to draw the ad-hoc class and data diagrams otherwise.

N. Alex Rupp - a Java cognoscenti and blogger of some note - had these observations to make after attending our UG Leader summit at TechEd 2004 “I must admit, it was a little odd being a Java guy walking into a room full of .NET User Group Leaders from all around the country. The abundance of caffeine and general rowdiness of the 75 member crowd helped ease tensions somewhat, and while I got my bearings I took careful note of the group, its dynamic and the subject matter they were covering. ...

I just got back from the Microsoft TechEd in San Diego!  It was quite a conference.  I enjoyed the breakout sessions, the labs and the focus groups at the cabanas.  Microsoft was a generous host and gracious to all those who attended.

 

Good Bye San Diego I am packing to leave sunny (yes-at last) Southern California. As I pack, I remember that I had an action item from the Women In Technlogoy Luncheon. At the end of the event I met Esther Schindler, Site Editor from Ziff Davis Media and she echoed the thoughts of the panelists in that a great way to get known in the industry is to write articles. So ladies and gentleman, if you're interested in submitting , please send Esther articles: esther@bitranch.com Wrap-up I spent yesterday ...
It's not my story, but one that both Kimberly and Steve told me on seperate occasions. Last year, Kim was flying to TechEd Europe on a non-direct flight to Barcelona. She relates that the passenger next to her started to chit chat before the flight took off and they both learned they were going to Barcelona. Then the discovered they were both going to TechEd to speak. That's when they finally introduced each other and Steve learned that he was sitting next to the top rated speaker from TechEd 2003 ...
I can't believe it is almost over. 8 hours left. Ugh. It's been such a great show. We began planning it in Dallas the day TechEd 2003. I need sleep (as does everyone else). I think I may have a little bit of the “Show Is Over” Blues. And, it's not just TechEd. It's been a wonderful year. When I left Dallas last year, I was finishing the plans for my wedding . It's been fun to see everyone at TechEd that I only see once a year because they all remind me that I am a newlywed. This was followed ...
Top Sessions thus far for TechEd 2004 based on the butts-in-seats through Tuesday, May 25th. Code Title Speaker(s) MSG343 Exchange Server Sizing Stephen Tramack WIN260 Introduction to Windows Update Services (WUS) Gary Henderson; Josh Vincent SEC300 Securing Microsoft: How Microsoft Does IT Michael Sharp MSG200 General Session: Exchange Server Today and Tomorrow Kim Akers; Dave Thompson SEC353 Anatomy of a Network Hack: How to Get Your Network Hacked in 10 Easy Steps Jesper Johansson CTS200 Connected ...
Started with a skit of two actors – one being IT and another representing development. They complained about each other and made some funny jokes about each other. Then Andy Lees was introduced. The crowd liked the skit. Andy Lees Corporate VP, Server and Tools Business States that 70% of the time IT is standing still Cause of this is complexity MSFT will reduce IT complexity Windows Server System components (SQL, Exchange, OS, etc.) all work together seamlessly … this reduces complexity ...
When the TechEd DVD comes out, you may want to check these sessions out.The most popular sessions (the butts-in-seats vote) for Monday, May 24 were: Code Title Speaker Name MSG343 Exchange Server Sizing Stephen Tramack SEC300 Securing Microsoft: How Microsoft Does IT Michael Sharp SEC353 Anatomy of a Network Hack: How to Get Your Network Hacked in 10 Easy Steps Jesper Johansson CTS200 Connected Systems: Service Orientation and the Windows/.NET Developer Don Box; Doug Purdy WIN499 Windows and Linux: ...
TechEd really heats up today. I've watched the cabanas turn from an idea based on attendee feedback from last year to a reality in the Sails Pavilion yesterday. The various Microsoft teams have renamed the groupings of the cabanas and at 10:00 PM the “theme” song for their names got played (if you are there at 7:00 AM today you will also hear the theme songs). MBS/BPR (Cabanas 1-3) are “Margaritaville.” DEV/ARC/MBL (Cabanas 4-7) are “Kokomo” DAT/MSG/EBZ (Cabanas ...
Here we are endly TechEd is starting. So i got out at 10:00 am to and went to registration at 11, as of what i heard this was a smart choice since there were long lines at the registratioon this morning.for me it was just an matter of walking up to the desk. but wow i thought the dallas convention center was large, but this is huge. They should provide golfcars or something to transport you all the way, i don't hope i have to go from 1 side to the other in between sessions you have to run to not ...
We're half way through an amazing day here in San Diego. We've brought almost a hundred user group leaders together here at TechEd for a full day of sharing and training on running a successful user group. Bill Evjen started us off with a look at where we've been over the last couple of years. Following that we had a short report from the heads of each of our committees talking about what's going on with them. Lot's of great stuff happening with the speakers' bureau, in the academic space and with ...
So here I am. Sitting in my room at the bristol after a killing flight from amsterdam.Sometimes i'm thinking (especially those moments sitting totaly uncomfortable in the plane) why I'm attending Teched in the US and not in my home country.But well i think that after tomorrow i will be realising again why i did.I started my day arriving at schiphol and taking my flight to newark with this beautifull designed plane. hmm still not sure if it's beautifull. But well it was comfortable, then arriving ...
Picture this: 14 lounges side by side in an airy sunlit room with scheduled timeslots for meeting with speakers and getting your questions answered! If you go to: http://groups.msn.com/TechE... you can see how the lounges are shaping up. Please note that all the chairs are not in the room yet. What is the mission of the Community Lounge/Cabana Area/ “Meet the Technologist” Sessions? The mission is to create an interactive oasis in a high-trafficked area for all. It will: ...

Just got in and it sure is nice to be back “home“ in sunny Southern California.  The convention center is getting dressed up for TechEd and the gas lamp quarter has signs about MOM all over. Ali Parker should be happy to see this.  I want so badly to leak clues about her party (the Management Party), but she's begged me not to tell.  So, I am just being quiet. <g>

TECHED 2004 SAN DIEGO IS SOON! BE PREPARED! This is the third TechEd that I have been to and I have found that you have to properly prepare for this event to make it the best event for you. If this is going to be your first time to TechEd - then listen up! WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO TECHED: A BIG suitcase. You will be getting a ton of giveaways from TechEd. There hasn't been one TechEd where I didn't come up with a minimum of five new books. You will also be getting free software, t-shirts, papers, ...
For all TechEd people, I will have an BOF session to talk about my previous topic:What are the differences between Europe and US concerning IT support to Small and Medium sized businesses. I would like to know which people would come to the BOF session which will be held on the 25th at 8:30 pm.I Would like to start off a discussion here already so we can start off with the thoughts we discussed over here.Some more info on me.I work for a IT company with 100 employees and covering about 1000 customers. ...
I guess I have TechEd on the brain today. For those of you who know me, you won't be surprised to hear me pointing out some great opportunities for women at TechEd. First is Julie Lerman's Birds of a Feather session, time and place TBA. Women Who Code : TechEd Edition This will be an opportunity to continue conversations begun at PDC as well as the TechEd 2004 Women in I.T. Luncheon. Meet other women who are programmers and discover that you are not, in fact, an alien! Chat about our visibility in ...
People seem to want to know which TechEd events I will have the pleasure of attending. I will be in San Diego and my calendar is getting tight - so if you want to meet with me let me know soon. I will be in Sao Paulo in July and I can't wait to meet the devs in LATAM who have a ton of great energy and momentum going! I am also part of the team that runs the Imagine Cup and if you don't know what that is, you should! Especially if you are a student. The Imagine Cup Finals are taking place in Brazil ...
Another cool thing at TechEd - it just seems packed with interesting things and fun too this year - many of the best authors in the .NET community will be taking over one of the developer team's cabanas on Tuesday, May 25th from 5:00 - 6:15 pm. It will be a great chance to ask them some questions about their topics of expertise, writing a book or get some free consulting (kidding). It will be a casual chance to follow up on a question from a session or ask about anything that has you stumped. I know ...
Last year I was wondered, by a lot of people at teched talking about how many thousands of users they supported. Everything was bigger than I ever saw in real live in europe. I have done in the netherlands a lot of work at several large companies, with the largest project being 4000 users and 41 locations in 1 company. When i tried to relate my experience to that of others in the US, I realized that all these cases microsoft always talkes about are real. But issues you have when you have to handle ...
Yes. TechEd is officially sold out.
Its over 3 weeks since I last blogged. Yes, I know I dont blog much but then, where have I been...To start off, on the 20th of April 2004, I joined Microsoft India as a Developer Evangelist, where I am primarily responsible for working with unmanaged community in India alongwith owning MSDN events, TechED and DevDays in the country.Secondly, DevDays 2004 was around the corner and I was totally hooked onto making it run good. We previewed Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 - Generics, Partial Types, Iterators, ...
The intial set of topics have been approved and are being scheduled. The BOF's will be on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The hosts have been notified and we hope to get the initial schedules on the TechEd site on Monday. There are still a number of time slots available, being a host is easy, you basically just have to show up and lead a discussion so feel free to submit topics at: www.ineta.org/bof, select TechEd 2004 and Submit a Topic! ...
You heard it here, as of Friday, May 7th, the Tech•Ed 2004 organizers are anticipating a SOLD OUT Event. Look for notes to go up on the Tech•Ed website soon that will say, “Due to strong interest in TechEd 2004, the event is approaching maximum capacity and may become sold out at any time.“ Tell Your Friends To Stop Procrastinating and register before it’s too late! BTW: This is a good time to start planning your event schedule now! Visit http://www.msteched.com Enter ...
Tech•Ed 2004 is just 17 days away! I am really looking forward to this year’s event. There’s so many new things happening. I am going to spend the next few days highlighting speakers, tracks, sessions, cabanas, parties, as well as giving a little historical perspective to the event. This marks my sixth TechEd and I’ve just gone through all the historical data to see where we’ve been and where we are going. (I am the technical content owner for the event this year). One ...
I posted before that we getting ready to roll out 7000 new tabletpcs leter this year. One of the tasks that I have bee assigned is device security. This include authentication, authorization and encryption. I have been learning all there is about these subjects lately. One thing that I discovered recently is that if you enable 3DES encryption on a TabletPC running XPSP2, you can no longer log into Passport! After enabling 3DES on my Toshiba I was no longer able to check Hotmail. Every time I would ...
I'm not eligible to win one of the Xbox consoles, but... I'm Blogging TechlEd 2004! Are you going to TechEd? I'm hoping to see a lot of people from last year's TechEd and the PDC. This will be my seventh TechEd (98-04). I'm officially an addict since I couldn't possibly miss a year and break this streak. I know there are others that have attended more than seven and I know at least one person who has attended every single year. Of all the conference's I've been to, it's still my favorite (the PDC ...
Fellow author and geekswithblogs blogger Bill Evjen and myself will be signing the new Professional C# book at TechEd on Thursday, May 27th at 10:30-11:30. Please stop by to say hello.
INETA will be holding the 3rd Annual UG Leader conference at TechEd 2004 in San Diego. The UG leader conference will be held on the Sunday before TechEd at a hotel near the event. Contact me if you wish to attend this event. We are expecting around 75 or so UG leaders to help plan the next year of INETA. TechEd is going to be rather exciting for INETA as we will be involved in the following activities: * INETA UG Leader Conference* Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs)* INETA at the community booth ...
Dave announced it here.  Alex Homer and Dave Sussman will be at TechEd - we are even working on some fun stuff for our booth (Sams).  We all hope to see you there.
INETA is going to be running the Birds of a Feather (BOFs) again this year. We did this at PDC 2003 as well and it was rather successful. It is an amazing addition to the overall event. YES, TechEd and PDC are great events, but it is one PPT presentation after another with a handful of questions at the end. The BOFs are meant to be community driven discussions/debates around a particular issue. There is no speaker - just a moderator for the topic and everyone is encouraged to participate and discuss ...
Today, INETA is officially two years old! It is hard to believe that INETA is two years old this month. When we launched INETA in February of 2002, .NET was fairly new and we came to the scene with about 40 user groups in our association. Today, we have close to 500 user groups and more than 170,000 members from all over the world that are part of INETA! Our growth is more than anyone ever imagined and outstanding as it is, it is also one of the most difficult things in managing INETA. More growth ...
In this post, a few stories from the adventures of producing the TechEd Bloggers and PDC Bloggers websites.
I added a photo from TechEd '03 of the INETA clan out at the developer party to my photo gallery.  More photos to come as I clean up my machine and the galleries feature is working!