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D-Day

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Well, here we are at the fourth day of the 2006 TechED for Developers in Barcelona. Today I will to have to show the Idols Contest jury what I have to offer on presentation skills. Unfortunately, yesterday evening was also the right time to be at the Dutch Country drink in Barcelona Cit...

November 9, 2006

Halfway through the 2006 TechED for Developers

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Well, here we are at the third day of a week full of technobabble and mostly nerdish guys trying to gain some attention from all those Microsoft gurus. The day started with a presentation on the class object model of Sharepoint Portal 2007 and Windows Sharepoint Services 2007 and w...

November 8, 2006

TechED Idols Contest Wave 2

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During Wednesday's lunch, the second round of the 2006 TechED Idols Contest completed with another wave of three speakers. The first one, an Italian student (part of the 2006 Imagine Cup winner team), showed a very nice demo of a Windows Sidebar Gadget hooked up to a Bluetooth heartrate mon...

November 8, 2006

Day two of the TechED 2006 for Developers

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Because the first day of the 2006 TechED for Developers in Barcelona was actually a pre-conference day, the second day started with the traditional keynote. I thought that the first speaker (don’t recall his name), was a bit uninspiring for the 3800 developers. But they called a little eleven yea...

November 8, 2006

TechEd Idols Contest Wave 1

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At 19:00 I went to see the first wave of the Idols Contest in the Exhibition Lounge. Wow, competition is huge this first year. The first speaker, a UK guy, give an extremely smooth presentation like he was an oiled machine. Noted, he took too much time, has a very annoying voice and he would fit ...

November 8, 2006

Ordina Software Factory at the TechED 2006

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Tom Hollander, Product Manager for Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team, was at the TechED to share their future plans on software factories. Since we have been using the Domain Specific Language tools for almost a year now, Tom asked us to provide a 15 minute demonstration of our SMART-Micr...

November 7, 2006

A day of ASP.NET AJAX (TechEd Day 1)

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On Monday, I've been attending the pre-conference session on ASP.NET AJAX (formerly referred to as ATLAS) brought to us by Wintellect's Jeff Prosise. From what I read before, I thought it was merely some kind of SDK which primary purpose is to allow page updates without a full post-back and heavi...

November 7, 2006

Barcelona at night

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Yesterday (Sunday), we arrived at Barcelona at around four o’clock in the afternoon. We had no delays at Schiphol and the flight took fifteen minutes less than expected. A shuttle bus organized by the TechED organization was supposed to bring us to our hotel, the Hesperia Metropol in downtown Bar...

November 6, 2006

Five minutes of fame at the TechEd Europe 2006

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Next week, I’m going to attend the 2006 edition of Microsoft’s TechED for Developers in Barcelona, a five-day conference with over 250 presentations and 3000+ visitors.For the first time ever, Microsoft offered everyone visiting the TechEd a chance to submit a three-minute video showing his or he...

October 30, 2006

I’m back!

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Well, because I’ve been very preoccupied with all kinds of things both personally and professionally, it has been a long while since I’ve posted. But I’m back! The contents of this blog will change considerably though. Recently, I’ve set-up a blog for my employer Ordina, so I’ll probably post all...

October 3, 2006