Monday, November 8, 2010

TechEd 2010


I am currently in Berlin for Microsoft TechEd 2010. It is a first-time Tech Ed and a first time in Berlin. Unfortunately I fear I will not have time to discover the city as there is a lot to do at the conference.

I attended the Silverlight pre-conference as Visual Studio's was dedicated to beginners. Funny thing : they use a lot of penguin images in their example.

The infrastructure in place is quite impressive. Lots of machines everywhere, with wireless network, that's great !

The keynote was a lot about aaS (as a service) stuff : infra/platform/app as a service, with clouds everywhere. Well even the newest private cloud seems quite far away for day to day real life problems.