Mark Quirk in our team is a top chap - he is also over at TechEd in Barcelona this week and has just sent back a great report. I don't think Mark blogs so I have taken the liberty of posting on a slightly edited version. Well worth a read. Thanks Mark.
The event info can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/europe/teched-developers/. The link seems to direct you straight to the onsite video news reporting, much of which is lead by our very own Paul Foster :-) (me thinks cable tv beckons)
Stepping back a little (not easy to do in the typically detailed sessions) the magnitude of the new releases and technology coming along hits you (boing, thud). Though not everything comes with the ‘by the end of November’ release of VS2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.
I’m struck by the big emphasis on working with data, specifically making it simpler for programmers to work with data without losing power and flexibility – here’s a sampling:
And in a future release by mid-cy 2008: