TechEd 2012

Max Melcher

Last day at TechEd – today it will be an asp.net-ish day! First Session: Microsoft ASP.NET and the Realtime Web (Brady Gaster) This gotta be SignalR – hopefully with cool demos. Actually they forgot the SignalR part in the title, the whole thing is about it. Okay, first demo is SignalR with Kinect. Kinect detects a person, takes a picture, the picture is uploaded to azure and the link to the picture is pushed to “subscribed”, open browser.

Max Melcher

Third day at TechEd, not getting more sleep here but coffee keeps us going! The delegate party was in the AJAX Amsterdam soccer arena – private public viewing style. First Session: Best Practices for Building Your Website for Scale with Microsoft SharePoint 2012 (Spencer Harbar, @harbars) At first I thought “Why isnt he talking about User Profiles, Sync or something – he is Mr. UserProfiles for me. Key messages:

Max Melcher

Second day at Teched. Keynote: Windows 8 Lots of different features of the new Windows 8 are shown. Windows 2 GO demo was cool – you can boot an entire Windows from usb 3.0 stick. If you unplug the stick you have 60 seconds to replug it and everything continues to work. First Session: Introducing the New Visual Studio 2012 Unit Testing Experience (Peter Provost) Peter showed some new features of the new Visual Studio – looks great.