Neil Hutson - Focused on Emerging Technologies for Microsoft

I am responsible for the adoption of emerging technology platforms by developers and it professionals at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2009 – Keynote Recap

    Here is a great recap of the keynote for TechED Europe. Pretty funny that 3 people got to go on stage in comfy chairs and watch the keynote while drinking beer. Stephen Elop closed out the day with the announcement of general availability of Exchange 2010.  In the keynote, he talked about some of...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2009 – More sessions added

    Overnight it looks like there are a whole load more sessions which have appeared on the PDC site, including a number of sessions for Windows Azure. In particular, these ones caught my attention Storing and Manipulating Blobs and Files with Windows Azure Storage Patterns for Building Scalable and Reliable...
  • Blog Post: Its that Time Again : PDC 2009 Registration Launches

    Last night we launched the PDC09 registration site, complete with some of the first sessions which will be presented . Here are some of the interesting one for me. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Kernel Changes - Mark Russinovich Petabytes for Peanuts! Making Sense Out of “Ambient...
  • Blog Post: TechED US – Day One Wrapup

    Adam from Edge provided a 1.5 min update on the key highlights from day one of TechED straight after the keynote had finished. Key things Holiday Release for Windows 7 File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 Key new things in Windows 7 from an ITPRO perspective
  • Blog Post: I will have to go to a 'Mark Minasi' presentation one of these days

    Adam caught up with Mark Minasi last week in Vegas. He seems to be flying all over the place, but really seems to know his stuff around a number of areas from IPV6, Active Directions, Windows Server R2 and Windows 7. In the following video he talks about the things that he currently likes and does not...
  • Blog Post: PDC Highlights @ TechED EMEA - Here We Come

    The core of the evangelism team is traveling to TechED EMEA in Barcelona today to redeliver some of the key content from the PDC. Certainly around Microsoft Azure, Windows 7, Identity and VS2010 we aim to provide a lot of technical details through a number of general sessions and 3 panel discussions...
  • Blog Post: The Rumor Mill for the PDC

    Netbooks, Strata, Cloud, etc, etc , even Office14 .  Everybody has been pre-guessing what the story will be at the PDC this year. The great thing is that we do not have too long to wait.  
  • Blog Post: Skipping Windows Vista for Windows 7

    Steve Ballmer was at Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo conference today, talking about a number of issues. The big question was about Vista deployments and what should companies do. He answered by saying that the adoption rate for Vista, is two times that of where XP was after the same period. Then in Jedi style...
  • Blog Post: Two Weeks to GO : THe PDC Awaits

    Well at this time in two weeks, the first PDC keynote will just be about to start. I personally can not wait for it to kick off. Even in these tough times it looks highly likely that we are still going to sell out and I believe that the attendees will leave pumped from what they see. Sure they will see...
  • Blog Post: Anybody ready for Visual Simulation

    The team that brought you Flight Simulator has been working for a while to separate the core simulation engine away from the packaged product so that it can be used in other applications that require real world simulation. Out of this came Microsoft ESP. So now you can simulate any environment in the...
  • Blog Post: The PDC is showing its Hand

    Yesterday a whole new bunch of sessions were published on the PDC site. http://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx In particular there are some interesting sessions which caught my eye at the top of the list talking around Building Block Services , SQL Server Data Services and B uilding Live...
  • Blog Post: So What does it feel like being a celebrity at Microsoft?

    So what does it feel like being a TechED presenter and a celebrity? Do people turn up because they want to listen to the presenters or the content. Here is an view into what it is like for most presenters at TechED. They have already spent 2 weeks getting their demos working ( I know I have been following...
  • Blog Post: TECHED 2008 - What's In The BAG!!!

    What do you get in the bag at TechED this year? Did they get a party pass? Check it out at EDGE . Seems that the notepad is the biggest hit :-(   TechEd 2008 - what's in the bag?
  • Blog Post: Bob Muglia Gets a Grilling From An analyst

    At TechED, Bob Muglia got a answer some tuff questions from a leading analyst. There are some key questions around Dynamic IT ( what happened to the vision ), Virtualization and being late to market, VMWare's advanced capabilities and what is the next big bets ( a soft ball ). See how he did? Bob Muglia...
  • Blog Post: Back stage TechED ITPRO

    Joey and Adam are at TechED this week to give people a behind the scenes look at the event and speak to the best presenters about their favorite topics for EDGE . In the first clip they show you all the equipment it takes to make a keynote run smoothly behind the stage. Its a pretty big setup with a...
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