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Tech-Ed 2007 New Zealand – has come and gone!

Posted in General I.T by Ratnakar Garikipati on August 17, 2007

With over 100 experts and 2000 delegates it was bigger than last year.


My favourite topic clearly –  “Windows Communication Foundation”.


Due to the hectic schedule and the urgent deliverables at hand I couldn’t attend all the sessions. But for me clearly the stand-out sessions were the WCF ones by Justin Smith. His sessions were very useful, relevant and to-the-point. I had a chat with him after one of his sessions and I was humbled by the command that he had on the subject. For those who are working or about to embark on a project that involves WCF, I strongly recommend you keep a very close watch on his blogs or subscribe the feeds.


From what I gather, WCF is considered to be the best written framework that Microsoft put together so far. Also, the SDK for WCF is quite comprehensive and a good place to start.


I will add a couple of posts covering the goodies that were mentioned by Justin during his sessions…and may be link or two to his powerpoint slides.


TechFest – The theme was great, Evermore was great…but I felt Townhall wasn’t the best choice, it was small, resonant and pretty much faded the good performance of Evermore.