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So no real fiascos today. Some good talks on Ajax from Scott Cate, and WPF from Walt Ritscher.

I'm still amazed at how scaled down VSLive is from past years.

Last night was the big party night. They had some contests and we giving some prizes away. A few nice things like a portable DVD player from one of the vendors, but the "big prizes" were production licenses of Sharepoint. Woo, hoo, snore. Come on, sure it might be worth 5 grand, but I'll bet nearly every developer there would rather have had a $500 Xbox 360.... Our companies buy sharepoint, we want stuff a developer can use, that we don't already get to play with from our MSDN subscriptions....

Anyway, while some of the talks are good, the overall quality and size of VSLive has just evaporated. If you can only go to one conference a year, I'd skip VSLive and go for TechEd....


Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:04 AM | Back to top

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Glad you liked Scott's talks! He's been working really hard on that content.

Too bad to hear that VSLive is scaling down. At least there's PDC later in the year that should be great.
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Mar 28, 2007 12:44 PM

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Scott clearly ruled the talks I attended. Every session of his was packed; his content was topical, informative and helpful.... Clearly he worked hard and was well prepared. He was a pleasure to listen too....
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Thanks for the compliment Andy. I had a great time during my WPF talks, its a topice I really love to talk about. Both my WPF and WPFe talks were packed.
Left by Walt Ritscher on Apr 06, 2007 6:15 PM

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