Recommended sessions DevDays 2009!

By mark
May 20, 2008
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One of my best viewed(over 750 views!) posts of last year was my post around the sessions on the Microsoft Developer Days.

Within a week from now, the Microsoft DevDays 2009 will take place in The Hague. Tickets are still available! I’ve already got mine.

I’ll try to make a nice agenda again, which has got everything in it. From great speakers till cloud computing and from Sharepoint to practical knowledge sessions which you can leverage immediately.

Thursday May 28:

The key-note(9.00-10.30 AM) of this year will be done by someone who I personally really admire, David Chappell! He is a great speaker and very knowledgable on the Microsoft era, as well as the Java world. We start the day with some Cloud perspective. David will tell you why this “cloud thing” isn’t just a hype.

Session 1(10.50-12.00 a.m.): I would like to hear what David’s opinion is around the Microsoft platform, that’s why I recommend to go for the session of David Chappell. If your interest is in WCF I would go for the session of Aaron Skonnard and if you really like ASP.NET I would opt for Ingo Rammers session.

Session 2(1.30 – 2.40 p.m.): Personally I’m very interested In Biztalk 2009 and the ESB guidance. Both are products we use at Avanade to help our customers create an Enterprise SOA. Other interesting session might be ‘A lap around VSTS 2010 Team Foundation Server’ because if you are a Microsoft developer you will need it in the future, that’s for sure.

Session 3(3.00 – 4.10 p.m.): This timeframe is full of great sessions! David Chappell on Geneva, Tony Krijnen on Windows 7, Gert Drapers on Declarative Database Development. So it’s hard to choose. But these subjects are all future stuff. Dennis Mulder, my ex-colleague and former career manager will do a talk on ALM for Biztalk developers. Very practical, which you can use immediately on your projects. I think I will support him and go see his session.

Session 4(4.30 – 5.40 p.m.): I’ve seen some whitepapers and blogposts from Aaron Skonnard, but I’ve never met him in real life. In this timeframe he will do a session on .NET Services: Moving .NET to the Cloud. I t

Tomorrow I will unveal the agenda for Friday also!

Comments: 1

  1. Dennis van der Stelt says:

    Session 1 I’d recommend Daniel Moth, he’s a great speaker. The Ingo session is lvl200. I’ve seen another debugging session, wasn’t much, although Ingo is a great speaker.

    Session 2 I’d definitly go to Mike Taulty’s session. Level 300 on EF? I’m interested.

    Session 3 is two lvl300 sessions on WCF/WF. Both sound interesting. For Sync come to SDN. A great speakers is going to talk there about Sync! O:-)

    Session 4 I’d go for Peter Himschoot as well.

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