I wasn't there, but some of our fearless 1105 counterparts on the east coast did manage to fly out (and make it back home safely, as of this posting) and blanket the event like William T. Sherman. And they did awesome job as usual with their reportage.
Last year was a one-note conference (Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows 7!). and this year might feel the same way, with the cloud ringing louder than anything else. But the cloud is not one product and Microsoft has lots going on up there. So, I've taken the liberty of rounding up all the news from our 1105 properties into this handy dandy blog post:
Even though Tech-Ed mainly caters to the IT crowd, the show had no shortage of developer-related news:
I think that's it. After reading all of these reports and from other newsers online, I felt like this Tech-Ed was more a feel-good, let's-re-energize-our-community show, one that said, "Look at us, world! We're Microsoft and we're still relevant!" I hope so.
[Editor's Note: We removed the link to the article regarding VB6 being open sourced; since this posting, that news was retracted.]
Posted by Michael Domingo on 05/19/2011 at 11:59 AM
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