Tech-Ed Summary

Everyone is talking about their Tech-Ed experiences so I thought I would rant in. I must say that my first Tech-Ed experience was awesome. A few highlights come to mind.


  • Managed to get to a couple of VSTS sessions which were great.
  • Networking with people who I had never met, rarely see and see all the time!
  • Watching the Devgarten flourish and deliver.
  • Presenting with Mitch.
  • Tech-Ed Party, Croatian restaurants and everything in-between!

All in all, it was a great experience and I am looking forward to the Gold Coast next year for Tech-Ed ‘07.

Professional Team System

Speaking of Jean Luc, get your hands on his (and co) Professional Team System book when you get a chance. Thouroghly recommended. It has been out for a while now and I know some of you out there were at the launch and had it signed and such. Grab it. It’s a good read.



I was lucky enough to contribute to this fine publication which was a great experience and seeing my name in a published tech book is a little weird and cool at the same time!


Nice work guys.

VSTS Content at Tech-Ed Oz 2006

As everyone pretty much knows, Tech-Ed is happening next week in Sydney and being my first TE (and presenting), I’m pretty excited! I am especially looking forward to the VSTS and TFS related content and as such, I thought I would collate it right here. Check it out.

DEV202:
Introducing Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database ProfessionalsMichael Leworthy


DEV303:
Concurrent Development with Branching in Team Foundation Server
Mitch Denny


DEV306:
Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server: Step-by-Step Migration and Adoption PlanningEric Lee & David Lemphers


DEV309:
Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server – Applying Version Control, Work Item Tracking and Team Build to Your Software Development Project – Joe Sango &
Mitch Denny


DEV316:
Extending Team Foundation Server
Mitch Denny


DEV411:
VSTS Performance Tools
Nick Weinholt


WEB310:
ASP.NET: Creating High-Performance, Enterprise-Scale Web Applications Using Visual Studio 2005 Team System – Keith Smith


There will undoubtedly be more mentions through other presentations as it’s such a wide and diverse product, not to mention lots of cabana sessions centered around VSTS and TFS, so it should be a good VSTSFest.