Other than Bumpy (and late) flights in and out of Orlando, Tech*Ed 2008 Developer was a fantastic experience for me.
While I have been to at least 4 Tech*Ed Events in the past 7 years, this one was special because we had a huge Mobility Focus at this Event.
We had a device bar showing off 23 of the newest Windows Mobile 6.1 phones and ruggedized devices plus we had a surprise showing of the new HTC Touch Diamond. We had demo stations where our expert staff could take developers on deep dives of Silverlight for Mobile, the Mobile Line of Business Accelerator 2008, and Visual Studio 2008 for Devices.
The overall developer enragement for us was much higher that the MEDC Events we have been used to in the past. It was really exciting to see so many developers coming up to take a sneak peak at some of the very cool Silverlight for mobile early prototypes that we were showing at the Booth. And Loke as usual did a fantastic job with the 2 sessions he delivered around Silverlight for mobile.
In addition to the few Applications we had Shown and MIX08 earlier this year (Weatherbug and MixR) we also had a proof of concept (POC) Silverlight for mobile app for John L. Scott Real Estate developed by Microsoft partner, Dr. Neil Roodyn, with the assistance of Loke Uei Tan from the Windows Mobile group.
Next Stop is @ PDC 2008. I'll be there. Will you ?