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  • Takeways from Tech Ed 2007

    June 08, 2007
    Tech Ed 2007, even on this last day of the event is still buzzing. The focus today shifts towards the Microsoft dedicated pavilion where various chalk talks, and presentations are capturing most of the attendees attention. The main pavilion floor is now closed so in between sessions the Microsoft...
  • Crowd Control at Tech Ed 2007

    June 08, 2007
    In closing afternoon of our booth at Tech Ed 2007, the throngs reached levels that I last say in the heady days of pre-2000 conferences. Anyone wondering if technology conferences are a dying breed should be heartened by this picture below: This shot was taken from our booth at Tech Ed. Let me take...
  • For ADO.NET Oracle connectivity, make the right choice

    June 05, 2007
    Attending the Oracle BOF at Tech Ed 2007 yesterday, Oracle graciously provided a forum for developers to talk directly to those at Oracle who drive their data connectivity components including Visual Studio 2005 plug ins. Having discussed various aspects of the Oracle ADO.NET components road-map,...
  • Throngs at Tech Ed...

    June 05, 2007
    A trade show's success has numerous measures, but at Tech Ed, many of these measures need a new scale. The crowds were such that at one point we had a solid line of people outside out booth that would have made the Tokyo commuter grind look like a walk in the park. Overall a very satisfactory...
  • Tech Ed: Florida style....

    June 04, 2007
    Some key differences from last year's Tech Ed experience in Boston.... First, we are in Orlando, Florida where I am reliably informed as my first visit to this part of Florida is an experience akin to Las Vegas with out the glitz. So far, Orlando seems to be living up to it's reputation - from my...