Back from Teched US

It's been a few weeks since I last blogged and, trust me, I am not happy about it :( I have been crazily busy with some of our projects at Tellago which you are going to hear more about in the upcoming weeks :)

I was so busy that I didn't even have time to blog about my sessions at Teched US last week. This year I ended up presenting three sessions on three different tracks:

BIE403 | Real-Time Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Session Type: Breakout Session

Real-time business intelligence (BI) has become one of the top priorities of big enterprises. The ability of having near real-time access to large amounts of data across heterogeneous data sources is one of the key factors to enable effective business decisions. SQL Server 2008 R2 includes several technologies such as PowerPivot and StreamInsight that facilitate the implementation of real-time BI solutions. This session illustrates a series of real-time BI scenarios powered by the use of Microsoft StreamInsight, PowerPivot and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The session highlights a set of best practices, techniques that will help developers to implement key features of real-time BI applications such as continuous queries, real-time aggregation, alerting and data visualization. We illustrate these best practices and techniques through a set of demonstrations based on real-world scenarios that clearly showcase the benefits of combining these technologies to enable real-time BI in your enterprise applications.

DEV406 | Integrating Dynamic Languages into Your Enterprise Applications

Session Type: Breakout Session

Are you considering adopting IronRuby or IronPython in your Microsoft .NET enterprise applications? Thinking about integrating dynamic languages with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, etc? Are you wondering what other customers are doing and the challenges they are facing? This session uses a series of real-world customer scenarios to provide a practical view for the adoption of dynamic languages such as IronRuby and IronPython in enterprise applications. The session illustrates how the use of these languages can drastically improve the development experience in technologies such as WCF, WF, SharePoint or SQL Server. We dive deep into some of the best practices and techniques that will help developers to integrate IronRuby and IronPython into some of the most important technologies of the .NET programming portfolio.

ASI05-INT | Web Service Interop

Session Type: Interactive Session

A primary goal of Web services is to provide a standard for interoperability across various technologies. The WS-* protocols were introduced to build on the foundation of SOAP to address enterprise requirements for services such as security, transactions, reliability, etc. It’s been several years since WS-* kicked off. Where do things stand and can I depend on WS-* to achieve interop in my enterprise? What are the various specs under the WS-* umbrella, and when do I need them? How complete are the specs? How mature is the WCF implementation of the WS-* specs? How mature are the other major enterprise vendor’s WS-* stacks and can I have a realistic expectation of achieving interop for the scenarios I need? If I am stuck on interop issues where can I go for help and guidance? What are the best debugging tools to use?

I would like to thanks to all the folks who attended my sessions. The rooms were packed and I got LOTS of intelligent questions and fantastic feedback. I especially enjoyed presenting with my good friend Kent Brown (WCF Product Manager) who did a phenomenal job leading our TLC about WCF interoperability.

The demos for my sessions can be downloaded here...

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