TechEd 2008

Well I made it to techEd in Orlando this year:
Join Me at Tech·Ed Connect!
Day 0
Off to a good start  – I had booked the cheapest rental car but on ariving got the choice of any car in the ‘compact’ section of the lot.  I chose a nice cream "PT Cruiser" as it has a distinctly US look about it.  I’m staying at the ‘ExtendedStayAmerica’, which has a shortcut to the back of the OCC (not quite as great as it sounds as it takes you to the west building – still quite a long (albeit air-conditioned) walk to the North/South buildings where Teched is situated this year).  Up at six on Monday morning I wandered over and to register and take a general look around.  I worked through some of the practice labs before deciding  to walk back the ‘other’ way – it took about the same time but my T was dripping wet when I got back (92 degrees).  I think I will stick with the air-conditioned shortcut for the rest of the week! 


Tuesday, June 3
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Session


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

ARC207 Pragmatic Architecture: The Role of an Architect
S320 C

TLA321 Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 IDE Tips and Tricks (Repeats on 6/6)
S320 A


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

ARC08-TLC Architect or Developer: Tips and Tricks for Guiding and Supporting Innovation
Blue Theater 1


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tech·Ed 101


1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

DVP310 Agile Database Development
S330 C


3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

TLA310 End-to-End Database Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
S330 A


4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

DVP11-TLC Scrum-tastic Development with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Light Weight Scrum
Red Theater 1


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Partner Expo Reception


Wednesday, June 4
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

TLA304 The Nine Essential Power Tools for Every Developer: Extending Microsoft Visual Studio to Enhance the Microsoft Office Development Experience
S320 E


10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

SOA207 Platforms for SOA and Business Process Management: Comparing .NET and Java
S220 C (DEV)


11:45 AM – 2:00 PM


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

WUX208 Behind the Maps: The Technology of Microsoft Virtual Earth
S230 A


2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

ARC310 The Science Behind Creating a Great User Experience (Repeats on 6/5)
S320 A


4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

WUX309 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Building Great Microsoft Silverlight Applications
S210 E


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Birds-of-a-Feather Evening

Microsoft Certification Testing Center – Cram4Exam Night Sessions


7:45 PM – 8:45 PM


Thursday, June 5
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

ARC306 Choosing Communication Styles: SOAP/WS-* vs. REST
S320 A

DAT302 Best Practices for Exception Handling and Defensive Programming in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008
S220 E


10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

DAT320 Building Location-Aware Applications in Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Introducing the Spatial Data Types
S310 A


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

LUN22 Discover Ramp Up: How to Quickly and Easily Learn Microsoft Technology (Repeats on 6/6)
S230 E (DEV)


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

DAT306 Automating and Analyzing with SQL Trace
S320 E

WUX11-ILLR Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 Foundations (Repeated from 6/3)
ILL – Lab C


2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

OFC02-TLC Don’t Be a Tool, Be a Better SharePoint Developer through Tools!
Green Theater 1

OFC402 How to Use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 As an Application Development Architecture
S320 E


4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

WUX314 AJAX Programming with the Microsoft AJAX Technologies
S320 C


8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Attendee Party at Universal Studios


Friday, June 6
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

BIN11-TLC Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: From D’oh to Wow
Green Theater 2


10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

DAT316 Building Location-Aware Applications in Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Building Spatial Applications
S310 C

TLA11-TLC Microsoft Visual Studio Tip of the Day
Blue Theater 2

TLA309R Build Better Software: Tips and Tools to Improve Your Applications (Repeated from 6/5)
S210 B


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM


2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

DVP10-TLC The Busy Microsoft .NET Developer’s Guide to Rules and Rules Engines
Red Theater 1

MBL311 Developing for the Windows Mobile 6.1 Home Screen
S230 G

TLA311 Application Lifecycle Management with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario"
S310 A


4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

OFC11-TLC Microsoft Office Excel and Excel Services
Green Theater 1



~ by Ian on June 2, 2008.

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