Tech•Ed Australia and New Zealand Session Schedules – Plenty of reasons to go!!

Coatsie just released the session schedules for the australian and new zealand TechEd 2007. 

You can find more information over on his blog: Andrew Coates ::: MSFT : Tech•Ed Australia and New Zealand Session Schedules

Only thing i can say is DAMN!!! i’m missing out again this year…some of the developer sessions sounds absolutely fantastic.

Here’s a list of some of the sessions i’d have loved to attend:

DEV304 – Designing an S+S Dynamics Environment
08/08/2007 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Speaker(s): David Lemphers

Designing and developing distributed Line of Business applications is made easier through Software + Services. In this session, David will demonstrate how to design distributed LOB applications using Dynamics, BizTalk Labs and Windows Live ID/Cardspace.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300

DEV308 – A Lap around Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation

09/08/2007 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Speaker(s): Joseph Cooney

Learn about Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and how you can use it to develop great applications. This session explores how WPF can help you deliver applications which provide easy and seamless installation, self-update, rich user experience, great printing, and the ultimate in information visualization. Understand the fundamentals of the XAML markup and programming model: layout, controls, documents, media, 2d, 3d, and databinding.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300


DEV309 – Best Practices for Team-Based Software Development
10/08/2007 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker(s): Anthony Borton, Lukas Svoboda

A highly cohesive software development team is critical to a successful project. In this session, we examine all of the different ways teams members, from project managers to developers and QA, can work together to help enhance team collaboration, and ultimately process success. We then take a look at how these opportunities map into Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and other Microsoft products to show you how you can take advantage of these best practices on your teams today.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300


DEV316 – Build Server Virtualization Presentation
10/08/2007 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Speaker(s): Mitch Denny

The DEV316 session is all about getting the most out of your Team Foundation Server investment with a special focus on build and deployment automation with a virtualisation twist. In this session Mitch will show how to use the following tools together: * Team Foundation Server * Team Build * Virtual Server * TFS Integrator * TFS Deployer * TFS Build Virtualiser * TFS Build Progression Guardian This session is a must for build masters who need to manage complex build requirements and who are constrained by how much computer resources they can throw at the problem.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300


DEV319 – LINQ and XML for the Microsoft Visual Basic Developer
10/08/2007 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Speaker(s): Paul Yuknewicz

LINQ (Language Integrated Query) is a key platform innovation being introduced in Visual Studio 2008. In this session, we take a closer look at LINQ and the individual Visual Basic language features that contribute to it. In addition to gaining a solid understanding of LINQ, you’ll also leave this session with a solid understanding of the individual language components and how you can take advantage of them to build rich, compelling, and highly maintainable business applications more quickly.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300


DEV320 – Microsoft Visual C# Under the Covers: An In-Depth Look at C# 3.0
09/08/2007 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Speaker(s): Joel Pobar

Join Joel Pobar, one of the most widely recognized experts of the .NET Framework in the world and Australia, for this in-depth session on the C# 2.0 language. Understand the key design principles of language features like generics, generic constraints, iterators, anonymous methods, partial types and other C# language enhancements. Learn how these features were implemented by the C# compiler and the CLR and how the .NET Framework 2.0 base class libraries are designed to take advantage of these new language features. Finally, Joel will end with a candid discussion on the possible future directions for development and the C# language.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300


DEV347 – Unit Testing and Test Driven Development
09/08/2007 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Speaker(s): Neil Roodyn

You want to write the best quality code you can, and you want to ensure it does exactly what it is expected to. By writing unit tests for both your existing code, and for the code you have yet to write, you can ensure that you code is functioning exactly as it was meant to. Learn how to use the Unit Testing features built in to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. Learn how to set up a Test Project and create unit tests for existing code, write a variety of unit tests, and see how the unit tests help ensure code quality. By the end of the session, you will learn how you can write unit tests to drive the design and development of your code.

Track(s): Developer Tools and Technologies
Level: 300

Wow….Just looking at some of those sessions, not to forget the cool speakers, i’m seriously itching to go. But like many things in life, you can’t always have what you want. Anyways, Joel’s session should be a blast..well Mitch’s and David’s sounds interesting too. hmmm..Neil’s session on Unit testing.

For those that go, I hope you enjoy yourself..for those that are thinking about going..well there’s only 200 tickets left for the Australian TechEd…Unfortunately the NZ one is already sold don’t miss out like me, get your arse over to the TechEd site and register.

  2 comments for “Tech•Ed Australia and New Zealand Session Schedules – Plenty of reasons to go!!

  1. July 14, 2007 at 07:32

    Why can’t you make it across B?

  2. July 14, 2007 at 07:42

    Hey Davo – reason is simple…$$ really. not enough of it to spare at the moment.

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