February 14-16 was fantastic conference at Brussels, Belgium. Also it was the biggest conference when I’ve ever been.
Just have a look at these speakers:
Scott Guthrie is a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business division,
Nick Harris is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft specializing in Windows Azure,
Ben Riga is Senior Technical Evangelist for Windows Phone 7 in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group,
Steve Sanderson works as a program manager for Microsoft in the team that brings you the ASP.NET technology stack,
Jeff Prosise is cofounder of Wintellect (www.wintellect.com)
and lots more interesting speakers.
This is absolutely fantastic, isn’t it? J You can find all videos from this event here.
Let’s give short answer on these questions.
Secondly, mostly interesting question is about Silverlight future.
After this event I have a following opinion. Steven Sinofsky completely kills Silverlight as a Microsoft trend. However, don’t start to move all your application out of this. There is really good feature for this technology at business sector (especially at conservative business, such as insurance/financing/bank sectors). Here I’m pretty sure Silverlight can be a good choice for creating Rich Internet application.
Last one, but not boring part. Microsoft features.
There are only few words: web + Azure! New Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 is absolutely fantastic framework. Have a look at the video from Scott Guthrie “A Look at ASP.NET MVC 4”
BTW: after session I had a small conversation with him about web and new ASP.NET Web API. I’d like to say: he is really energetic person which can energetically charge an interlocutor. After this few minutes I was full of energy and felt as a Superman J
Next huge topic was Microsoft Azure, awesome platform!
There is a video from Nick Harris about new features here:
At the end, I would like to say, that TechDays 2012 was a good event, thank you everybody who helped to organize all of this! I really enjoy it and hope it wasn’t my last such a big TechDays.