This years MVP Summit II was fantastic. It was great to see people that I don’t get to chat with often enough, hear about things in the pipeline, and learn about things other people are doing. While a lot of it is under NDA, there were also many parts that are not under NDA that I really enjoyed and wanted to share.
Lucian Wischik held a great session on Async Best Practices – For Using Async, and for creating Async APIs. This is a must for anyone who has not seen Lucian talk about Async… even if you think you know it well. His blog post can be found here (and please stop using async void).
I had to go download the bits for Prism for WinRT after hearing about it from Blaine Wastell and Francis Cheung. You can check it out here.
It was great to be one of the first to hear about the Patterns and Practices Open Development Model for the app blocks that make up the Microsoft Enterprise Library. To learn more, follow this link .
Look for me to release some future blog posts on Unity.
On the education side of Microsoft, I was introduced or re-introduced to https://www.facultyresourcecenter.com (I keep wobbling back and forth on if I have been there before or not). It is a fantastic tool for professors to both find and post content.
It was a great time and I really think Microsoft is pushing in the right direction. Now I have to get back to work.