NEBytes Event 18th May

Unfortunately I’m going to be out of the country and not able to make this month’s regular NEBytes event, but it’s a good one, so I don’t want you to miss it if you can be in Newcastle.

For developers, we’ve got Gergely Orosz talking about Windows Phone 7 development. Gergely is one of the guys behind the gorgeous Cocktail Flow app, which is the first app that I show people when they ask for a demo of Windows Phone 7.

For IT pros, NEBytes’ very own Ben Lee will be covering Lync 2010. Ben does a great job of covering topics like this one and I’m sure that he won’t be able to stop himself speculating how Microsoft’s requisition of Skype will fit in to Lync going forward.

Full details and the sign-up link are on the NEBytes site.

North East based developers may also want to check out this month’s Super Mondays event on Application Development for the Enterprise. Don’t let the fact that it’s on a Tuesday (31st May) fool you because they’ve got a great international line-up of speakers.

UK TechNet Blog – Day in the Life

If you don’t read the UK TechNet blog (and I’d suggest you should), you likely won’t have seen the “Day in the Life” series of posts that they’ve been putting up. There’s been some interesting insights into the working days of a variety of people working for Microsoft in the UK and they’ve now expanded the series to include posts by people in the wider UK IT Pro community, starting with yours truly.

It just so happened that I was approached to do this in the run up to my recent trip to Malaysia to setup the IT infrastructure for our new branch campus – Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia – so rather than writing about a typical work day, they’ve got an article about a rather unusual day in the life of Jonathan Noble.