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Looking back at Build 2012

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A question which was asked many times during the week was whether or not this trip to Build 2012 in Redmond was worth the time and money. Even after four days of raw content, there is no short answer here. As Dennis Vroegop clearly illustrated, the organization was definitely not up to the task...

November 5, 2012

Build Day 4: WP8, Line-of-Business, Web Essentials and lots of laughs

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Here we are at the fourth and last day of Microsoft Build 2012. That so many people showed up at the first session is quite surprising considering the attendee party that went on until midnight in downtown Seattle. It was a typical attendee party; free food and drinks and live music. Since being ...

November 4, 2012

Build Day 3: ASP.NET MVC, TypeScript, SignalR and Node.Js

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So at this 3rd day here at Microsoft Build 2012, I'm actually getting lucky. Three great sessions in a row is obviously not something I've seen before. Hey, maybe I'll get to see four great sessions tomorrow. Anyway, with some of the technical debt from last night's Beerfest and a Halloween party...

November 2, 2012

Build Day 2: Azure, JavaScript and even more XAML and Windows Phone

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Because day 2 of the Build conference wasn't any different, it seems that I must learn to accept that a maximum of two good sessions per day is going to be the standard. Fortunately the keynote was top notch with both Scott Hanselman and Scott Guthrie taking stage. They showed some of the power t...

November 1, 2012

Build Day 1: Surface, WP8, TFS, Windows Design Guidelines

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Day 1 of Microsoft Build was in some way disappointing and at the same time exhilarating. To be honest, I was expecting to be updated on the new stuff Microsoft plans for the near future. The fact that the session list was not disclosed until a day ahead also helped reinforce that expectation. Bu...

October 31, 2012