Editor’s note:  The following blog post was written by Silverlight MVP Chris Klug

Ok, so I have just been at my first TechEd keynote on the northern hemisphere and probably my 50th keynote all in all…and to be honest, it doesn’t get that much better… And by that, I don’t mean that keynotes don’t get better than the one I just saw. I mean that they don’t get better with time… Ler

In this case, it was pretty uneventful. A lot of IT-Pro stuff, which is to be expected at TechEd, but also a bit of Dev-Div stuff from Scott Gu. So even if most of it was out of my interest zone, there were a few cool things. Such as the announcement of pricing changes on Azure, as well as changes in licensing for using MSDN licenses in Azure for dev/test.

The biggest announcement being that shut down instances in Azure will not be charged in the future, and charging will be done per minute instead of per hour. So this makes for a great dev/test platform that won’t rack up too much cost as one can shut down instances when not in use, without having to delete them and thus cause long startup times…

Ok, that was about all I could get out of the keynote… Sorry if it wasn’t a lot, but at least it was something…

Next up on my personal schedule is to run off to the Microsoft Solution Experience stand and answer questions about Windows 8 development…