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Tech Ed EMEA Day One : Keynote and session


And here we are back again, alive and kicking after some good night’s sleep. Today we didn’t do a lot in the morning, we slept till around 10, washed up, had breakfast, finished up some remaing work and posted our previous blog entry. After having it all finished it was time to move to the convention centre for the keynote that kicks off Tech Ed 2008. It was quite interesting as we got to see Visual Studio 2010 and some of the nice and cool features of it, especially the SharePoint Integration. At the end of the keynote it was time to start chosing sessions. I chose a SharePoint track and went for SharePoint : Past, Present and Future in a SaaS world, which spoke exactly about what the title says 🙂 The session was quite interesting, some Silverlight in combination with Moss 2008 and then a whole lot of information about SharePoint in the cloud. Sadly, it didn’t really bring any new info to me. Iff you follow what is going on from a high level point of view, you would know 99% of what is said during that session. Yanis went for Distributed Embedded Systems – The next big developer opportunity. It gave a nice overview of what can be expected in the future regarding embedded systems and, according to Yanis, a big pile of work is coming our way!

 

Following my SaaS session I had to take a course given by Ted  Pattison (Developing SharePoint Features to create reusable components). It was kind of a disappointment as when you have followed the courses by the Ted Pattison Group you’ll notice that it’s pretty much identical. I hoped for a more indepth course. He did talk about STSDEV though, so that is something nice that I took from that course. Yanis went for Building Data Visualisation Applications with WPF, Silverlight and Surface. It was an ok course where you get an introduction on how to make a rich web tool with little effort. And then was time for a drink! We saw some partners, saw quite a few exhibitants and some interesting tools to help us develop faster and easier.
After the drink we met up with some concolleagues and enjoyed a nice Japanese meal at Cdlc restaurant. This blog is a bit later than usual, as I got ripped off by Telefonica who sold me a 24 hour internet card without mentioning that it is 24 hours in a row and not 24 hours that I can freely choose. See you all tomorrow and enjoy the pictures.

Keynote

Keynote

 

 

On our way to the restaurant

On our way to the restaurant

 

Group Picture

Group Picture

 

Tajin Morocco

Tajin Morocco

 

Prawn Shrimps

Prawn Shrimps

 

Waiting for the tram to take us home

Waiting for the tram to take us home

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  1. November 12, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Hi Koen,

    Great to see you are having fun at Teched. Are the SharePoint sessions any good now that Patrick Tisseghem isn’t around anymore?

    Unfortunately I’m not attending Teched this year (I visited it last year). Did you already meet up with the Dutch Atos Origin colleagues that are present at Teched? You should meet up with Mark Lammerse. He’s a fellow SharePoint expert from Atos Origin Groningen. He was supposed to attend our meeting in Utrecht a few weeks ago, but unfortunately couldn’t make it.

    Greetings,

    Leon Zandman

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