This year, I had the chance to visit US for the first time, and go to the TechEd NorthAmerica 2011 thanks to Tellago, the company I work for. I can’t be more thankful for working in such a cool company that will go through all the trouble of taking me from Buenos Aires to Atlanta for the TechEd. Apart from having a great time at the TechEd I also knew 4 of my co-workers: Elizabeth Redding, Jesus Rodriguez, Suresh Girirajan and Chris Love; which was totally awesome. I’ve also met some very cool guys from Microsoft that even said they loved the stuff we were doing with the SO-Aware Test Workbench!
In the sessions I have attended, I have learnt so many cool stuff, here’s just a few I can think of:
- Windows Azure: Web, Worker and VM roles.
- SQL Azure
- Azure tables
- Azure blobs
- Azure Windows Connect
- Azure AppFabric: Service Bus. Development Tools. Application Manager
- Private Cloud (I’ve actually seen one in action right there running all the hands on labs)
- Entity Framework 4.1: Database initializer. Entity framework migrations (for updating existing database). Enums support!!! (for those who were there :P)
- SQL Server (code name ‘Denali’): text search and spatial improvements.
- WCF 4.0: routing, discovery, dependency ping, web service governance.
- WF: real world scenarios (Jesus Rodriguez), and State Machine (Ron Jacobs).
- WIF: extensibility points.
- Windows Phone 7: Microsoft Push Notification Service(http://watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com)
And all this fun stuff in one week! It was certainly a remarkable experience, and I hope to be able to do it again soon.