Abhishek Kumar pulled together a great trip report for our team from TechEd. Lots of great resources below, that are available for on-demand viewing.
Keynote address was given by Robert Wahbe, Corporate Vice President, Server and Tools Marketing, and Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio . If you missed keynote address then it’s available for viewing on Channel9 and complete transcript is available here.
· Robert Wahbe started the event with conference keynote outlining Microsoft strategy to build, deploy, manage and scale applications for the cloud and for devices.
· His blog "Charting Your Course to the Cloud" talks more about Microsoft unique approach to cloud computing he addressed in keynote.
· He showcased how customers like HSBC and Travelocity.com LP are using Microsoft’s virtualization and public and private cloud solutions to help reduce costs and speed innovation.
· Jason Zander gave the second part of keynote announcing ALM roadmap in Visual Studio vNext. Read his blog on this.
· The keynote covered three main themes:
o Building on the momentum of Visual Studio 2010
o Accelerating agile adoption
o Linking development and operations
· Read whitepaper on Visual Studio vNext: Application Lifecycle Management for more detail on this.
Watch the foundation session given by Cameron Skinner on "The Future of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management" which gave in-depth coverage of ALM strategy outlined in the keynote address.
TechEd is packed with different sessions -- Foundational, Breakout, Interactive, Birds-of-a-Feather, Certification Preparation and this year was no exception. TechEd this year featured 551 unique sessions and 250 Hands-On-Labs and for the first time live streaming of many sessions were available.
This year there were 16 Visual Studio Languages & IDE related sessions.
DEV328: How We Do Language Design at Microsoft (C#, Visual Basic, F#)
Presenter: Lisa Feigenbaum, Don Syme, Alex Turner, Lucian Wischik
DEV372-INT: Meet the Microsoft Visual Studio Professional Team
Panel: Paul van Brenk, Manish Jayaswal, Lisa Feigenbaum, Alex Turner, Lucian Wischik, Dustin Campbell, Sean Laberee, Weston Hutchins, Richa Prasad and Abhishek Kumar
DEV324: C# and Visual Basic Future: Async Made Simple
Presenter: Alex Turner
DEV212: Jason Zander Unplugged
Presenter: Jason Zander
Provided opportunity to TechEd attendees to talk directly to Visual Studio CVP and get answers to all developer tooling questions.
DEV326: Microsoft Visual Studio IDE Futures
Presenter: Weston Hutchins
#4 Most Viewed recorded TechEd 2011 session on Channel9 as on 06/13/2011.
#2 Top Rated recorded TechEd 2011 session on Channel9 as on 06/13/2011.
DEV323: A Taste of F#: Today and Future
Presenter: Don Syme
DEV305: Microsoft Visual Studio Tips and Tricks
Presenter: Dustin Campbell, Scott Cate
DEV317: Using Microsoft Visual Basic to Build Windows Phone Applications
Presenter: Lucian Wischik
Speaker: Mary Jo Foley, Cheryl Platz, Betsy Speare, Amy Barzdukas
· Over 500 women attended the session.
· Panel discussed:
· The challenges faced by technical women related to growth, retention and job satisfaction.
· Strategies for building support network.
· How investments in mentoring, developing sponsorship, creating a shared sense of identity as women and building women’s community can be key to success.
TechEd boasts a huge expo hall dedicated to showcase products, demos and ample opportunity to interact with customers, users and partners. There were over 200 unique partners contributing to the success of this year's event.
This year our team had 3 booths -- Visual Studio Languages, Visual Studio 2010 and Extend Visual Studio.
TechEd closing party was held at the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium