TechDays 2008

This week I attended the TechDays 2008 here at Madrid, a two-days event to launch Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 (this product actually is not released yet but…). I don’t know if it was that Microsoft Iberica (the subsidiary for Spain and Portugal) celebrated its 20 anniversary or that the new products deserved it, but this has been the greatest Microsoft event that I ever attended (except the Microsoft TechEd at Barcelona that I attend every some years). It was like a mini-TechEd, with lots of parallel sessions, hands-on labs, ask the expert, partners expo, etc. and even hot dogs ;-). Lots of known people (many speakers were fellow MVPs) and very good content in most sessions. Apart from the new exciting technologies such as WCF, WFF, WPF or SilverLight I was mostly interested in Team Foundation Server 2008, a great tool for collaboration and team work that hopefully I will install and use this year, and which furthermore provides extensibility, so who knows if I enter that area some day…