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After the VS Team System session, I bopped back to the hotel to drop off my bag. Next to the hotel is an Indian Restaurant. Their Chicken Tikka Masala was very good. The waiter asked if I wanted it mild, medium, or spicy. I asked for spicy. When he came back with my plate, he said, “...and the Chicken Tikka Masala....SPICY! Bwaaaa haa ahahah!” Well, not really. But he thought it really loud. Like I said it was good. So then I went back to the convention center to attend the Avalon/XAML ...
(Blogging. Who'd a thunk!? After messing with this for a day, I'm hooked - it's sooooooo much easier than creating and posting an Intranet page.) So I can say I shared something interesting today, check this out. This has to be one of the best kept secrets I've seen in a while. Microsoft has thousands(?) of computers available at TechEd accessing Virtual Labs for a boatload of Microsoft products. People can test drive the technology without loading the software, because the environments are precreated ...
Some of us have been quoted over at the ftponline.com TechEd channel.  Take a look here.  Lets keep up the good work.
So podcasting is something new for me and since the Microsoft Podcast crew has been flying around all week taping I decided to check the videos out. This page outlines how to get started watching the podcasts and the tools you need to do it. I downloaded the iPodder product and along with the TechEd XML feed on the page above it worked well. You can find out how to watch at http://www.microsoft.com/ev... ...
When blogging from TechEd about sessions, to better your chances of making the post on TechEdBloggers.net, be sure to include a blurb about the event that we can quote you on and not just the play-by-play.  So far, I have been reading some amazing post, and even though I am at the event, I haven't been able to attend any sessions due to the amount of post which is ok in my book.  Keep up the good work everyone.
This is my breakdown of the keynote. This is unedited and most likely filled with spelling and grammar errors. 8:52 - Finally sitting down. Received a free Windows Update Services (WUS) CD 8:55 - The half the large screens as have Windows Media Player on them with visualizations. On the other half the sponsors list keeps going by. Where is Dell as a sponsor?? Usually Dell is a huge sponsor. Dell also doesn't have booth. 8:59 - People still entering. Good music so far. 9:03 - Welcome everyone to TechEd. ...
I passed the Exchange Server Cabana and I noticed they are having a party at Metropolis on Tuesday night from 7PM to 9PM. Directions are here. I've heard many a TechEd veteran say, “You don't hear about half the parties until the next day.” Well, here ya go. Of course this is probably one that everyone is already aware of but.... there's always one with their head in the sand ...
Well, my first TechEd experience, DEV001, is complete. Keith Brown from PluralSight was the presenter and it was time well spent. While I'm not even close to being an expert with C++ or C# I still took quite a bit away from this talk. I promised I would post some notes or information about the session up here but to err on the side of caution (CD from talk marked Confidential) I'll refrain from posting something I shouldn't. Maybe they don't care, but I'll just hold off. Some highlights and items ...
I have officially made it to my second TechEd 2k5 edition. I have checked into the Wyndam Orlando but the room wasn't ready. I put my baggage in my co-workers room and we have headed to the conference center (this place is huge). Registration was a breeze and I have already received my t-shirt. New to TechEd is a standard issue RFID tag for which they will use in demonstrations. I am sitting in the internet lounge so if you want to find me your best bet is here. I also have the BlackBerry so you ...
First, I am somewhat depressed that I am not attending a TechEd conference right here in my home town. It would be less than a 30 minute commute and I could stay in my own home. Regretfully, the day job is very busy right now and the family budget does not support me going off and having a week of fun by myself. For those of you in town for the conference, the humidity is normally not this bad. A tropical ridge has been plopped down on top of us for the past 5 or 6 days, so everything is soaked. ...
I have just finished packing for TechEd 2005 (yes I know its late). I will be on a flight at 7AM towards Orlando. I plan to blog extensively about my second TechEd experience.
I'm on my way to TechEd number 8 for me! I've been to every TechEd since 1998. Whats my favorite part of TechEd? No doubt, its interacting with all the geeks that are there! There is so much energy at TechEd (somewhat brought on by the unlimited supply of sweets and carbonated drinks, but also by the geek stuff too). Here's what I remember from TechEds past (notice I can't remember anything about the technology - sorry, TechEd is so much more thant that): TechEd 1998 - New Orleans - This TechEd is ...

Not going to TechEd next week? Then check out the VS 2005 DevCon in Detroit on June 16! You'll get a great overview of the Visual Studio content that is being presented at TechEd!

http://www.chrysalisevents.com/vs2005devcon

I am so excited and so ready to go it isn't even funny!  I think everyone is sick of hearing me talk about all the cool things that I'll be doing next week at TechEd 2005 and they can't wait for me to leave.  Last year was great, but this year it's going to be even better!
Well, I'm a newbie both at blogging and at TechEd so I figure I'll start 'em both now. There are dozens of excellent articles pouring out of TechEd Bloggers and I'm always saying, “Boy, if I were a blogger I'd link to that” because not only would the very few (read: wife) that read this want to know but I would like to be able to reference it again in the future. If you haven't checked out the TechEd Bloggers site do so now. The content is great leading up to the event and will only get ...
The final three papers, about BizTalk Server, have been published, in the Rolling Thunder series. They can be found 4. BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Tools Improvements.zip 5. BizTalk Server 2006 Runtime Improvements.zip 5. BizTalk A Deployment and Applications 2006 Server.doc Thanks to Scott Woodgate for posting about them here, here, and here. I hope to find out more at TechEd 2005 and get a release of the product. The remainder of them can be found through my BizTalk Server 2006 WSS Adapter or ...
I've never been to a TechEd before...and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll try to keep this blog updated with anything of interest during the event. Afterwards, maybe it will evolve into a blog covering general .NET and technology issues as they relate to work.
I've been dumping this to Outlook and my PDA all morning... too much cool stuff, not enough time... Monday, June 06 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Opening Keynote 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM CSI241 Connected Systems Technologies and the .NET Framework: When to Use What S 220 E DAT382 Database Application Quick Start with SQL Server Express and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2005 S 210 E 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM GNL003 Microsoft Learning Presents: Getting Ready for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 N 320 D/H 1:30 PM - 2:45 ...
Can't get enough during the day?? Check out these sessions, all are interactive, not presentations. You get to ask lots of questions and add your own opinions and experiences! These are all posted on the Teched site and can be added to your personal calendar from there.... Sponsored by INETA and Culminis!! Check at the BOF table at night or the INETA community lounge during the day for last minute changes. Time Room Host(s) Topic 6:30 PM Cabana 1 Julie Lerman Life on the bleeding edge 6:30 PM Cabana ...
Can't get enough during the day?? Check out these sessions, all are interactive, not presentations. You get to ask lots of questions and add your own opinions and experiences! These are all posted on the Teched site and can be added to your personal calendar from there.... Sponsored by INETA and Culminis!! Check at the BOF table at night or the INETA community lounge during the day for last minute changes. Time Room Host(s) Topic 6:30 PM Cabana 1 Scott Hanselman Software Factories: Making ASP.NET ...
I have looked at the three papers published about BizTalk Server 2006. 1. BizTalk Server 2006 Setup and Migration 2. BizTalk Server 2006 Business Activity Monitoring 3. BizTalk Server 2006 Adapter Enhancements I have one large complaint. I feel like the WSS Adapter is incomplete. I think everything that I see there good, for the most part. I will split my complaints into two pieces. NOTE: These complaints assume that I am not using a XML file of any kind. Assume I am using BizTalk with TIFF documents. ...
Our community reached 300+ bloggers which is extremely exciting. During TechEd, we will be making a big push to bring more on, but I want to thank all the new and old members for the quality of content we have had on the site lately. If you have some friends that want to get started, please invite them to join or if you are attending TechEd and are reading this, but don't have a blog, join today and sign up for TechEd Bloggers once you have been approved ...
With BizTalk Server 2006 coming in the near future and a large migration project in works to get off our old BizTalk Server 2002 implementation. I have toyed with the idea to have this migration happen on BizTalk Server 2006 while in Beta. Scott Woodgate mentioned in his blog that they will distribute a "CTP build only to the lucky people who attend TechEd USA". We will have integration with SharePoint Portal Server 2003, so this seems like a reasonable thing to do. The question is will management ...
I first started teaching technical classes in 1992 when I joined a software company. At that time, NT 3.51 was just coming out and our mainstream software product was written in Cobol for the VAX and AS/400. I had experience in both Cobol and RPG at the time and taught the same material to two different audiences. Over the last 13 years, I've developed materials and delivered training for VB (and ASP), C++, Java, .NET (C# and ASP.NET) and even taught part-time evenings and weekends at UNH for several ...

While I'm at TechEd 2005...

aside from the speaker sessions, and my time as an INETA volunteer, I defintely want to check out some of this cool stuff:

TechEd events: http://www.msteched.com/content/events.aspx

Especially the AMD PC Gaming competition, and the free night at Universal Studios!!

It looks like the hands-on lab scheduler has been added the TechEd 2005 site so you might want to head on over to http://www.msteched.com and add the labs you want onto your TechEd schedule.

BTW, I have I mentioned I can't wait for TechEd 2005 :-).

I missed out on the pre-registration for TechEd 2005, but I got onto the waitlist early on. Luckily I received my invite last week and was able to get registered; now I’m just left to find a hotel to stay at.

This will be my first TechEd so I'm pretty excited about the whole event. Hopefully I'll get into some really good sessions and meet some new folks. See you all there.

Great news for all those who wished TechEd in “Hyderabad” ur wish is now fulfilled! TechEd 2005 is being conducted in these cites: Bangalore Chennai Mumbai Hyderabad New Delhi starting this june hurry register today! Tracks:• Developer Tools • Server Technologies • Databases • Connected Systems and Smart Client • Mobility and Embedded • Architecture ...
They're back! Yes. Ken and Brian reminded me that TechEd is rapidly approaching. Email from Brian reminded me that I will miss seeing them this year in action. Together they have one PreCon session on Sunday: Visual Basic .NET Programming for Visual Basic 6.0 Developers and then Ken is speaking on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Office System: Building Office Solutions Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office on Wednesday and Brian is talking on Developing on Virtual Server 2005 on Thursday. ...
Congratulations to everyone who is going to attend TechEd 2005 in Orlando, FL – since it is now sold out. I just wanted to point out a few exciting instructor led labs that I will be leading. If you like my blog content, chances are you will like these labs. These labs will give you a chance to walk through step-by-step the topics listed below. I will also be available to answer questions. Using InfoPath SP1 and SharePoint 2003 to Design an Effective Tracking System for BizTalk Server 2004 ...
My TechEd BOF session Pragmatic Architecture has been accepted. It's currently scheduled for Wed, June 8th at 7:45. I am really looking forward to this. Application, system and enterprise architecture are taken for granted way to often. It's not about SOA, agile, TDD etc etc etc, it's all about doing the “Right Thing”. Hope to see many of you there to take part in the discussion.
Life has been pretty nuts getting started as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. Since my wife and daughter are in Japan for two months, I've been doing a lot of travel around the Great Lakes District (Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky) to meet with user groups and community leaders. We have a lot of incredible talent in our district, including great authors, speakers and leaders. One of my personal missions is to show this great community to the world and highlight Great Lakes District as one of the ...
UPDATE!! The session was not accepted as it in late and did not get enough votes. There will still be various gatherings during the week, if you are a User Group Leader in Florida, please stop by the INETA booth in the Community Lounge. I've submitted a session for voting at the Teched BOF site: http://www.msteched.com/cfp... (vote early, vote often!). This session will provide a forum for user group leaders, mvp's, developers, regional speakers and others interested in the Florida developer ...
This latest video is out from Scott and Rory and in this one they are abducted by the Microsoft cult and forced to drink the TechEd KoolAid. I've been to the past seven TechEds - that's a LOT of KoolAid! :) Hey, if you hadn't noticed, Rory drank a different kind of KoolAid recently. Congratulations dude ...
I have just seen that Damir is taking topic proposals for TechEd Europe 2005 Birds of a Feather sessions. After the last year's experience with my session, I think that these should be renamed in "open discussion rounds" or something similar, so that the session visitors would exactly know what to expect. The vast majority of TechEd Europe attendees are non-native english speakers, and I had a lot of visitors in my session which expected yet another presentation. Anyway, if you are going to TechEd ...
I have just seen Rory and Scott go to TechEd - A love story. I laughed so hard. My favorite quote is: "they were using gotdotnet you know, but when I went there to download the code the other day and I am still waiting for the page to load" (I think I got that right). It so funny because it so true. Every time I see a link to gotdotnet, I am just hoping that today will be my lucky day and it will work correctly. Thanks Scoble for the link.[Now Playing: - Scott and Rory (02:25)] ...
Check out this great video of Scott and Rory sharing some fond memories in the bathroom! You better get yourself to TechEd this year cause its going to be a blast!

Its official I will be at TechEd 2005. I have received my confirmation email. The flight and the hotel are booked. If you are interesting in meeting up, just let me know via a comment or send me an email via my blog. See you in about 13 weeks.

 

Over the past couple of years I have been noticing a trend that concerns me somewhat. Developers and architects have been designing application architectures based on buzz-words instead of based on the requirements of the user or the system. SOA is a prime example of this. I look around our enterprise and I see hundreds of systems. Some would say that I need to hook some of these systems together (many do talk to each other) using a service based architecture. Now if I look really REALLY close at ...
Got this off Scott Woodgate's blog. I am sure everyone knows already, but for those who don't. Enjoy. Get it here. I strongly recommend that everybody trys this in your test environments and then puts it into production. Along with the usual bug fixes provided in service packs you can expect up to a 10% performance increase in some scenarios. This is thoroughly recommended and has been well tested by our EAP customer (thanks). Along with Service Pack 1 we are also releasing the BizTalk Server 2004 ...

It seems that TechEd 2005 Registration is open! I hope to see you all there.

Microsoft Tech·Ed 2005 | Orlando, FL | June 5–10

http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2005/default.mspx

I have seen Click-Once Deployment in action at TechEd 2004 (presented by the PM / fellow alumnus of Virginia Tech) and I cannot wait till it is fully released. I can see deployment headaches vanishing in my corporate environment. I wish it was already going into production. The Smart Client Developer Center on MSDN has just released an article that discusses the features of both Windows Installer and Click-Once Deployment and then provides guidance on how to choose the right option for your application. ...
INETA has launched what is being referred to as the Great Attendance Count which I have been coordinating. We are collecting the number of people that attend user group meetings during October 2004 for INETA user groups as well as their total number of members. If you are a user group leader for an INETA user group you should have received an email with details yesterday. If not, visit http://www.ineta.org/survey... and enter your information. BTW, all user groups that ...
I recently attended a meeting of the INETA Board of Directors and Committee Heads as the Co-Chair of the User Group Relations Committee. In addition, our MSFT representatives Heidi and Amy attended. For those of you that do not know, INETA is an independent non-profit organization that provides resources and services for .NET user groups around the world. Even though I have been volunteering with INETA for about two years I only moved into the Co-Chair position this past May so this was my first ...
The INETA board meets every 3 or 4 months face-to-face to go over issues that INETA faces and plan for the next quarter. This last meeting (last Saturday) was very special for us. INETA brought in the board and a representative from each of the INETA committees (UG Relations, Marketing, Infrastructure, Academic and Speakers) to meet with INETA's first full-time employee. Our new employee (name to be announced soon) will start on November 1st, but came to meet us at our meeting over the weekend. This ...

Cameron Reilly links me to SplaTT's Carcam featuring his visit to Canberra from Sydney during TechEd 2004.I watched it all, was fun, thrilling and the pace with which the car moves, looks as if we are watching a racing game. Fun to watch.

Tejas Patel

HAPPY Friday the 13th! Well .... I know we are in our eighth month here of the year, but I decided to post my half-year favs of 2004 (please take the topics and post your own as well ... if you wish). Drum-roll please ..... Fav Movie WatchedThe House of Sand and Fog - This movie totally shocked me with that ending. For some reason, I found this movie very intense and the acting is SUPERB! Fav CDI know it is old, but I spent the first six months listening to Sugar: Copper Blue. Oh, what a great album ...
TechED 2004 India just concluded at Bangalore. We had almost 1000 attendees in the main TechED and 300-400 in the TechED Academia. With me being responsible for Microsoft India's biggest technical event, I was a little nervous before the event started. Afterall, we had product team members of VSTS, InfoPath, MOM coming down to participate in the event, and more importantly, we had the Corporate VP for Developer Division, Mr. S. Somasegar coming to this part of the world for the keynote! This is probably ...
It is great to see Damir blogging here! I had the chance to meet Damir at TechEd in Amsterdam and get to talk with him about all of his contributions to community in Europe. They are working on some great things with INETA Europe and other community efforts like Codezone. I am glad that the blogging (in English) has begun so that we all can get a first hand account of what is going on ...
Just found out today that I won't be going to Tech-Ed 2004. Well a business decision. More work load during that time. I am sad indeed. I was really excited about the number of people I could meet there, see Frank Arrigo's http://blogs.msdn.com/frank... team http://blogs.msdn.com/frank... and to get all the information first handed. I was looking forward to go to the security sessions, TechEd parties and a lot. Wanted to experience the whole motion, excitement and ...