Archives / 2005 / June
  • Tomorrrow: GrokTalk en español

    Some RDs (Patrick Hynds, Scott Stansfield, Kate Gregory, among others) had this great idea: GrokTalk.NET. I volunteered to do a presentation on VSTO 2005, and silly them, they took me in on the condition of doing it in Spanish. So tomorrow there'll be the unexpected espectacle of a 10 minute live presentation on a place flooded with English speaking people, by the way, if you happen to be at TechEd and speak Spanish (or know somebody like that) send her to the RD Cabana at 11:50, various Latin American (OK, OK, Fernando, Ibero American) flags/shirts will be most welcomed.

  • TechEd 2005: Day 1 afternoon

    On my way to a Cabaña Talk on Biztalk and web services I bumped on Nilda and Daniel Seara, Daniel used to be an RD and now is an MVP, über-geek on Visual Basic .NET. So we just sat down to talk and laugh during an hour (TechEd is as important from a technical standpoint as for the people you meet/talk again to). After that I went to an introductory talk on Biztalk 2004 for Visual Studio developers, so far it's best one I've gone to (but it's only Monday): Aaron Skonnard know his stuff and he's also a great presenter, I look forward to meet him personally some day.

  • TechEd 2005: Day 1 morning

    In fact, TechEd started yesterday for many of us: I had a full day NDA meeting for RDs where I learnt a few interesting things and then had some fun with other RDs. The public part of the story started for me this morning: a reasonably good keynote by Steve Ballmer with two high points: Outlook programmability with .NET (yes VSTO 2005 will allow to create impressive Outlook plug-ins) and then MOM, what with a MOM server controlling Sun hardware live, then pulling off fans one by one from the box (and SteveB very much enjoying it), and then finally remotely booting a backup Sun server. Impressive, even more so given that, being a developer, IT doesn't easily impress me.