After a disappointing soccer match yerterday I’m here to review the second day.
What disappoints me is that there are no sessions about Longhorn, WinFS, Xaml or Visual Studio Orca. I guess it is still so far away that it is not interesting to tell something about it. Still it is a pity. There should be new things to show after the PDC.
The overall quality of the sessions is OK, nothing special.
Tonight is the TechEd party, hope it will rock.
This is my second day at TechEd. Yesterday was a good day. The Keynote started with a demo by a blind person (sorry I forgot his name). He demonstrated how difficult it is to surf the internet when you are blind and what we ‘developers’ should do to help him. The drum’s where very nice. It is funny to hear 6000 nerds drum. For the rest the keynote was boring.
I went to a very nice session WIN320 IIS and ASP.NET security. Not overwhelming but nice. My next session on DAT313 SQL Server 2005 Data Transformation Services was also nice. DTS has been greatly improved (at last).
The last two sessions did not really satisfy me. This could be my own fault. I was tired so I couldn’t concentrate very well.
I went to eat with my good friend Paul and some of his colleagues, Thai always good.
Today I’m going to a XP programming, InfoPath, WSE SQL 2005 session. Hope to enjoy myself. In the evening there is a big country party where we will watch the football game Portugal-The Netherlands. Hope we will win but once again I’m not very optimistic.
This will be my 6th TechED (97 and 98 in Nice, 99 and 2000 in Amsterdam, 2002 in Barcelona).
It is a great event in which I learn a lot and get lot's of inspiration. It's not cheap but it is worth every peny!
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