TechEd 2008 – Tuesday

Day two of TechEd sessions and the information deluge continues.

i ran two chalk and talk sessions today, both turned out better than i expected and I was very impressed with both the turn out and involvement of the people at the second. I’ll see if I can get related materials up later in the week.

Other sessions that I attended included a very impressive look at game development using XNA, WPF and Silverlight, with a bit of apache chucked in for good measure. The session was partially delivered by a presenter sitting in Seattle and partially by the presenter in the room. The slow internet access down in this end of the world showed, but not too much.

The second session that i found time for was a quick look at clustering in Windows server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. No more unexpected errors during or after installation. The pre-checks should catch most things. Definitely a good thing.

Lastly, i attended Gert Drapers’ advanced VSTS Database session, and got a good look at unit tests and data generation. Who said you can’t unit test a database?

Of course, TechEd wouldn’t be TechEd without the parties, and so tonight there was the closing party, on Durban beach. Here are a few photos.


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