[This blog post is a stub. I’ll be expanding it soon with details from sessions]
Tuesday was the first and quite a busy day here at devConnections 2005 . After Mat Nunn’s introduction to SQL server 2005, I attended Jonathan Hawkin, lead program manager Microsoft Corp’s presentation on “Developing ASP.NET server control with design time support” which was highly informative.
Matt Nunn's SQL Server Keynote session.
The Microsoft Panel answering questions.
Lunch was pretty tasty and well organized; it’s difficult to manage 3000 people but. Kudos to organizers, they are trying to keep the crowds well distributed.
“Tips and tricks for ASP.NET 2.0 and visual studio 2005” by Bradley Millington were also among sessions I believe have learned from. “Creating dynamic websites with ASP.NET 2.0 web parts” by Stefan Schackow was interesting but I found its level to be a bit basic.
Since I’ve already attended Atlas project presentation recently at
Microsoft unplugged night was the best part of the day. It was an open mike questions night in which Microsoft’s panel was answering audience’s questions. The questions asked by fellow developers were highly wide and diverse. To give you an idea, following are some of the topics.
VS.NET 2005 features
SQL Server 2005 Migration from SQL server 7.0
Running .NET framework on Linux (Mono Project)
What kind of stuff is penciled out for SQL Server 2010
Increasing spider ability
Did I mention Jeremy was doing Karaoke at in the morning!
Following are some Misc pictures I haven't organized yet.
More Microsoft Panel
The massive lunch and expo hall which accomodates over 3000 people.