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TechEd Developers is really giving us an opportunity to put everybody together – board members, volunteers, the speakers, users who would actually go to meetings, user group leaders – and to relate with Microsoft and vendors as well. Our booth is based next to the MVP and RD booths completing the "TechEd Community Lounge" and allowing us to network with a majority of MVP and RD representatives and program members. Our booth (aka INETA POD) is the place where attendees can come and meet the current ...
More from TechEd... Popfly Explorer has debuted into beta on the heels of Microsoft announcing the release to manufacturing dates for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. At Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, Spain, the Redmond company revealed that both Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 are planned for general availability by the end of November. At the same time, Microsoft also unveiled the release of the first Community Technology Preview of Sync Framework as ...
Microsoft announces the Sync Framework CTP at TechEd Barcelona... Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline access for applications, services, and devices. It features technologies and tools that enable roaming, sharing, and taking data offline. Using Microsoft Sync Framework, developers can build sync ecosystems that integrate any application, with any data from any store using any protocol over any network. Microsoft Sync Framework ...
At Teched 2007 in Barcelona, Spain S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division, announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 will be released at the end of November. It's the first major update to Visual Studio, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE), since 2005. Some of the key features in VS 2008 include: LINQ. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is the most-anticipated new feature of Microsoft's next IDE. LINQ will make access to databases ...

Apparently at TechEd Barcelona it was announced that VS.NET 2008 and .NET 3.5 are shipping not in early 2008, but THIS MONTH. Seriously?!

That's excellent news and hopefully will drive interest in the new platform...and even if it doesn't, we now have a new tool to develop 2.0 applications on, and for web developers this is a great thing...GREAT THING!

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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 ...

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.

I write this entry on an Ibera flight on my way to TechEd Europe, which I have never been to before. I am really looking forward to seeing the differences between this conference and the TechEd NORAM verison of which I have attended for the past 5 years. One big difference I think I will really like is that the TechEd Europe conference is really two seperate conferences, once for IT Pros and one for Developers, each one run it a different week. This is unlike the NORAM TechEd which is one huge conference ...
[NOTE: First of many posts on the ALT.NET conference in Austin that I attended this weekend] Initial Doubts - Before I left for the ALT.NET conference, one of my co-workers mentioned that he had visited the conference site and was a little "under-whelmed" by the agenda. I must admit that his comment caused me to suddenly doubt the wisdom of my decision to attend the event. I was used to large, well-organized conferences like Tech Ed and VSLive where you had hundreds of detailed abstracts to choose ...
Tom mertens (Microsoft Belgium) posted this nice promo video for TechEd 2007 Europe on soapbox. Video: TechEd Europe 2007 promotional video Reminds me of the animationmovie Robots my son (6 years) likes a lot. See you in Barcelona ...
I suppose by now most of you have seen all the other posts about the Identifying and Resolving MDX Query Performance Bottlenecks in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services whitepaper that was just released. I saw them all too and I was not planning to do another yet another "read this cool whitepaper" post. But, even thoufh I have only just started reading through it, I do have a couple of points I want to make. 1) The first is a shameless plug: BIDSHelper www.codeplex.com/bidshelper gets a mention on ...
Jezz mention's on his blog a couple of white papers that he and Edward Bakker have written which are heading to MSDN Architecture Center.... I'm really looking forward to reading these... Jezz also recaps on their trip to TechEd Japan... and eludes a little to going vertical with factories.... which is at the center of my world right now... anyhoo take a read here ...
I'm definitily a space junkie! As a l ittle kid have followed the space program from Alan Shepard's suborbital Mercury flight, through landing on the moon and into the shuttle era. I'm sure this had an effect and drove me from a young age to want to be an electrical engineer which I did alhtough never did work directly for the space program. I did get to climb around in one of the shuttle avionics mockups in Houston as NASA had always bought Sel -> Gould -> Encore real-time computers to drive ...
Courtesy of Dugie: Windows 2008 VHD available Virtualization August 9th, 2007 Here at TechED at the moment, but I’m taking a moment to blog that the Windows 2008 VHD is now on Microsoft Downloads It’s a 5 part download totalling 2.8Gb — Gotta run to a session, but I’ll post back in a couple of days ...
See if you can cast your mind back to when Compaq brought out the sexy new iPaq around 2000? It looked a bit like this and boy was it in demand, compared to the HP Jornada and the Casio models it really raised some eyebrows - I'd even go so far as to say it was the iPod of the time. More on these models. But since Compaq was taken over by HP it's almost like we have been plodding along with the slightly boring but functional HP style of PDA's that have inherited the iPaq name - so this news below ...

Martin Danner and Jezz Santos talk about Building Your own Software Factory during this years TechEd Orlando. Check it out on Jezz's blog here

Courtesy of bink.nu Vista SP1 pops up on TechEd Australia’s website By sumeethevans@bink.nu on Windows Vista It looks like Windows Vista’s first service pack is coming a lot sooner than expected. Mary Jo Foley’s reports that a Vista SP1 beta might be seeded to ‘elite’ testers and enthusiasts as early as this week and public release around November, or as vaguely described by Microsoft PR “sometime this year”. However, pundits down-under might even get their dirty “hands on” SP1 as early as August ...
So this is my first year attending the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. and about 10 months into my new position as Microsoft Technology Center of Excellence lead for Excella Consulting. I really did not know what to expect from this conference. I knew it would be more on the business side rather than the technical side, but I thought "Hey, the sell sofware there has to be some development stuff". Well...there was, about 6 total sessions. I few of the same old Silverlight demos, but again ...
So lately a lot of things changes for the good or bad in the Microsoft Certification area. So today i read the story on Trika her webpage that they will quit working with VUE. Badly enough for me this means that i have to find me an new place to pass my exams since all places where i can certify right now are vue test centers and not prometric. In the netherlands i have to travel for more than 1 1/2 hour to get to the nearest Prometric testing center. So for me and i guess more people in europe this ...
At TechEd this year, Infragistics showed a cool proof-of-technology demo based on the Silverlight 1.1 framework. The demo shows not only how developers and designers can use the power of Silverlight to create some amazing user experiences by combining rich media and content, but also demonstrates three prototype Silverlight-based controls we have been working on, an Image Slider control, Slider Panel control, and Chart control. If you were not at TechEd, you can check out the demo online at http://labs.infragistics.com ...
Our book, Professional SharePoint 2007 Development just released this week and was one of the top 3 sellers at the TechEd bookstore, selling out completely! Wow ...
Here is a link to Brad Abrams who posted the code from Chung Webster's Silverlight presentation at Teched 2007 on June 7th. http://blogs.msdn.com/brada... ...
My daily Silverlight 'Pick of the Litter' from the web, I will add on as I come across others Silverlight Alpha Photo Viewer Just when you thought we had enough photo viewers, Chung Webster does one with panning and zooming. With code, too! My "Lap Around Silverlight" Talk at TechEd Scott Guthrie ... 'nuff said! Enjoy! Silverlight Web Articles I've tagged and My Silverlight Articles and My Silverlight Tutorials ...

Earlier this year I flipped a coin to determine if I'd attend TechEd or PDC 2007. TechEd was heads, PDC 2007 was tails. Tails won so TechEd was out and PDC 2007 was in! Unfortunately PDC 2007 has been rescheduled. I should have used a two-headed coin!

Yesterday it was the official start of TechEd In the gallery section i have posted some pictures of Teched and especially the Jam sessions day1 Had a bad start at the Jam Sessions, previous years you were allowed to bring your wife but this year when we showed up at the entrance my gf wasn't allowed. so after bringing her back i also noticed that there was more changed, now drinks ain't free anymore too. So well things have changed over the years but well the experience is still great. some great ...
Like every year at Tech-Ed there will be several party's around. These party's are great to empty your mind after a long day of consuming information, but they are even better to meet with new people and do some networking. So i will try to update my list below when i have updates with all the available party's. if you are aware of a party that is missing on the list please comment on this post. Monday 4 June Jam Sessions at The Groove, Universal Studios starting at 9 PM Tuesday 5 june BOF sessions ...
This is a raw and unedited stream of notes from the TechEd 2007 (via Virtual TechEd) keynote by Bob Muglia. This year's theme was Back to the Future. There were a couple of funny moments ... I am watching this remotely via the web ... Optimization Models Basic, standard, rationalized and dynamic Very tangible Compare your organization vs. standardized models tremendous ROI Core Infra model infra business prod model Information worker business app model get better results more quickly come to market ...
UPDATE: The CAB or EXE file is still not available on the TechEd site; It's accessible from the following link but it may be an oudated version. I don't know as I haven't seen the current one: http://studierstube.icg.tu-... If you're going to TechEd 2007 in Orlando, check out Signpost. It's uses a image recongition program and your phone (Windows Mobile) to locate you on the floor and guide you through your sessions. Very cool https://www1.msteched.com/s... Link to ...
Its once again its time for the weeklong geek-fest known as TechEd. This year is my 5th TechEd in a row, and I am looking forward to getting to reconnect with many of the people I only see at conferences and events. I was also pleasantly surprised at the number of interesting (to me at least) sessions that are scheduled for this year. My Schedule is already jam packed with sometimes 2-3 talks per time slot so its going to be hectic to say the least. Also, if your in Orlando on Sunday night, come ...
I wanted to ... oh yes, I wanted to come to TechEd. It is one of the best conferences out there and it is something that you will find simply overwhelming. I am unable to attend as the product that I have been working on for more than a year for Lipper is about to release (June 15th) and that is tooooo close to be messing around at a conference (no matter how cool I think that conference might be). I have to say though that the product we are releasing (for the financial services industry) is outstanding ...
Yesterday i received an invitation for the Groove training on sunday 3th of June. For all Teched Attendees this is free to join. Just go to the link below and mail abbottl@microsoft.com to register. I think personally that this is a great opportunity to get to know this new product and what it can do for you. http://blogs.technet.com/gr... ...
Just noticed the posting on Trika Harms her page. During Teched the Beta exams for upgrading your MCSA / MCSE certs. These will only be available through Teched 2007. So if you're already up to date with all the new Windows 2008 stuff, I would say go for it. You will be one of the first to have the Windows 2008 certification, something which might help when a customer needs to choose between two IT partners. I will invest some extra time the following weeks to get up to date and take this exam. To ...
Like every year at Tech-Ed there will be several party's around. These party's are great to empty your mind after a long day of consuming information, but they are even better to meet with new people and do some networking. So i will try to update my list below asap i have updates with all the available party's. Saturday 2 June Powerbuyer Reception in the evening. (probably invite only) Sunday 3 June Party with Palermoat the GLO lounge, starting at 7 PM Monday 4 June Jam Sessions at The Groove, Universal ...
As has been the custom at major conferences, INETA will again sponsor a User Group Leader Summit the Saturday before Teched 2007 on June 2nd in downtown Orlando from noon to 5pm. This is a great opportunity for anyone who runs, volunteers for or is interested in starting a user group to get some great ideas from other leaders and to share the unique things that you may do. Interactive disucssions will cover topics including running a group.content, promotion and partnerships. If you run a dot net ...

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.

Finally it is available, the schedule builder for Teched 2007 in Orlando I hope they will add a possibility to add the BOF's to your schedule. But it seems the schedule builder is still in progress, the icon to add the scheduled items to your outlook calendar is not available too, probably a matter of time. Something i'm missing too, is the opportunity to add the HOL's to your Schedule so you can plan it without creating a own agenda. Or to create a wish list of the HOL's you would like to do. Go ...
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 ...
Wrox, publisher of the upcoming Professional SharePoint 2007 Development book John and I worked on, has published an excerpt from the book covering Creating Content Type Metadata for SharePoint 2007 Document Management Solutions. I am very excited to see this book hit the shelves. It has been in the works (from conversation all the way up to printing) since TechEd 2006 Boston when John and I started talking to Jim Minatel about the title. Technorati tags: SharePoint, Wrox, Book, MOSS, Jeff Julian, ...
[Originally posted on 5th June 2006] I just finished off with TechED 2006 India at Delhi and had sometime at hand today before TechED starts at Pune tomorrow. So, I thought about writing an application I had been waiting to develop. There are times when we forget our phones at home. However, we continue to get SMS and phone calls on our device while we are at a totally different location. Would it not be great if our phone could email us details of the SMS received and phone calls we missed? Download ...
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 (http://rrelyea.spaces.live... 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 ...
Having spoken at the normal DDD community events in the UK I was looking forward to the combined nature of WebDD which was aimed at both developers and designers interested in web technologies. Similar to DDD Microsoft UK hosted the event in their UK headquarters in Reading, and provided a quality lunch and refreshments, and the excellent bonus of a fully licensed version of Expression Web for every attendee. The hope for a 50/50 split between developers and designers wasn't quite achieved, developers ...
I can not attend CodeMash myself this year, but when I got wind that Josh Holmes will shave his head if they receive 500 posts about CodeMash, I had to participate. The reason is simple, Josh would look funny with a shaved head. Not just funny, but hilarious (and it is a good event). Why do I want Josh to look funny you might ask? We at TechEd 2005 in Orlando, Drew Robbins (Microsoft's Dancing DE) and I decided to have a private competition of Dance Dance Revolution. Well Josh and his video camera ...

I found HOL documents on the web for the BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems. They are pretty useful if you don't know much about host systems and don't even know how to start. I got them from here.

Charles Sterling mentions these are labs from TechEd. It must have been in TechEd Australia because they were not available at TechEd Barcelona.

Well I was at DDD4 and it was a fun day! There was a little last minute preperation the night before, just polishing off the slides and placing all the links in them. It's just a shame that the Microsoft internet let me down. I ended up talking for an entire hour about web 2.0 technologies for business rather than being able to show the full power of what you can do with them. All the same I think it went well under the circumstances, and I don't think I totally fluffed it. At least the feedback ...
I am hoping to becoming a software architect one day. My current job is quite mixed: I do presales, development, consultancy and architecture. The idea is that I become more of an architect with time. At TechEd EMEA 2006 I have learned about Ron Jacobs. He is an architecture evangelist for Microsoft and a very good speaker. I've been browsing his websites (mainly www.ronjacobs.com and www.arcast.com) and I have found a lot of useful information about what is an architect. It is great to learn all ...
Just saw registration opened up for New Jersey Code Camp - Part Trois. Check out www.njcodecamp.org for details. If you haven't heard of this little phenomenon - it's an all day event put on for developers, by developers. Code Camps are great opportunities for developers to get together and learn from each other. It's not your standard INETA or Microsoft evangelist speaker in a movie theater - although I guess some code camps could take place in movie theaters and some speakers might belong to INETA ...
So today started Day 1 of IT Forum in Barcelona, at least it did for the pre conference delegates.Everyone gets an attendee bag with some nice stuff in it, and the location is great next to the sea with a nice place to enjoy the nice weather down here.22 Celsius is nice I must admit, though I can't profit that much of this.So what going on at the venue.All the session rooms as located close to each other and due to split up of teched developers and IT forum into two different conferences. When I ...
Those of you who attended Eric Rudders keynote at TechEd Europe, or the Monday night keynote at DevConnections in Las Vegas got to see a preview of the DataPresenter, a WPF control that Infragistics has been working on for a long time as part of the keynote Fabrikam demos. (You can watch the entire keynote here. The DataPresenter is shown a little after the 42nd minute) This is a closeup of the control in the demo: While the demo showed the control using what we call Carousel Presentation Format, ...
Day 3 of TechEd and time for some reflections...... Solidsoft as an organization prides it's self on the customer centric, forward looking and professional manner in which we deliver our services. To that end we continually appraise the technology we use and the methods we employ. With this as a backdrop my thinking this week has been to consider the manner in which organizations, and of course ours, deliver successful outcomes for both our customers and ourselves. I have deliberately steered clear ...
OK it's day 3 and I'm a little behind on the details for what went on at TechEd yesterday... so much to do and so little time. However this time I managed to escape for a bit and go to a few sessions. The first session that I attended was Anders Hejlsberg's session on .net 3.0, the session was totally over subscribed with an overflow room that had the presentation projected onto it. The scores from that particular session's feedback are the highest so far!!! (yes the speakers in the speakers lounge ...