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Over the last few weeks I have been getting more and more emails from individuals wondering when the abstracts for the 50+ sessions available at TechDays 2010 will be posted. The wait is over! You can view all of the sessions and their abstracts at techdays.ca/sessions - remember to click on each track to see the sessions that are available in that track.
I am really excited about this year's content. We have sessions on how to develop applications in Silverlight for both the PC as well as Windows Phone 7. We have an entire track with great sessions where you will learn the tips and tricks of deploying Windows 7, Office 2010, Office Web Apps, and more in your organization, as well as how to troubleshoot when things go awry. The Collaboration: The Next Generation track has sessions on migrating to SharePoint 2010 as well as Exchange 2010, and how to protect the content in these critical business applications, and more. You will also learn how to take advantage of Microsoft-based development tools and good development practices and procedures to optimize the development and testing of applications whether developing as a group or individually. Finally, you will learn how to effectively use virtualization in a variety of scenarios, protect your infrastructure, and tricks on how to make Active Directory work for you.
The best part is that you don't have to pick sessions from only a single track. You can make your own customized agenda of TechDays 2010 sessions allowing you to grow the skills you need in your job. If you have not yet registered for TechDays 2010, register now at techdays.ca and then click on the "My Schedule" link in the top right to build your agenda; if you have already registered, go to techdays.ca and sign-in with your Windows Live ID to start building your schedule.
One more thing…there are six tracks at TechDays 2010 but you will notice that techdays.ca/sessions only lists sessions in 5 of them. The Local Flavours track and its content is up to you and your peers! We are looking for passionate individuals (developers, IT professionals, designers, IT architects, etc.) who have an idea for a great session to let us know and submit their session for possible inclusion at TechDays 2010 in your city. The submission form and information on the process can be found at techdays.ca/sessions?Track=Local+Flavours. Please download both documents, fill out the submission form with your great session idea and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TechDays 2010 is shaping up to be the best yet. Please visit techdays.ca for more information or to register and take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $349.99 plus tax - (about 50% off the full conference fee of $699.99).
If you have a question about TechDays, send me an email at email@example.com and I'll get you an answer.
Damir Bersinic TechDays 2010 Program & Skills Manager Microsoft Canada