So day 1 of the SharePoint conference is over, and here are some highlights from the day.
The day started off with some good keynote sessions (2.5 hrs!) with a lot of demos. Included one of Business Connectivity Services where Tom Rizzo in notime created an External Content Type in SharePoint Designer by connecting to a database and a Customer table, stepped through a wizard to create CRUD methods and published it. That allowed for offline caching in Outlook of a list based on the type, acting like a Outlook Contact list with Save funcionallity. Impressive stuff!
I attended the overview sessions for the rest of the day:
In the evening there were a lot of community gatherings around in the hotels, including us from Norway who had a great "Norwegian night" at the Aureole Restaurant hosted by the Micorsoft Norway dudes and dudette.