TechEd 2012

Max Melcher

3 minute read

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

4 minute read

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

3 minute read

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.