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Dylan Smith ALM / Architecture / TFS

This is my first blog post ever.  D'Arcy convinced me that I should start a blog to talk about all the good times at Tech-Ed.  So here we go.

I'm headed down to Boston for Tech-Ed 2006 in a couple days.  Should be a great time.  This is my first Tech-Ed and I've been looking through the list of sessions available and it's pretty overwhelming.  Out of the 700 or sessions available, I picked out about 50 or so I might be interested in attending.  I'll probably only have time for about a dozen or so, so I still have to filter some out, but I figure I'll just decide at the last minute what I'm interested in seeing/learning at that moment.  To give you an idea of the type of stuff I'm interested in seeing, below is my schedule as it stands right now.

What I'm really looking forward to is all the contacts I'm hoping to make in the tech industry.  D'Arcy gave me the names of a few INETA guys I should look up while I'm down there.  My buddy from EDS is also heading down, and Joel from Imaginets.  So I can probably meet a few people through them also, Joel especially, that guy knows everybody.

 

Monday, June 12

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 

ARC201 Incorporating Agile Development into Your Organization   153 ABC  

 

 

BIN301 Architecting Reporting Services Report Models for Ad-hoc Reporting   156 ABC  

 

 

DAT101 Microsoft's Data Platform Vision   254 AB  

 

 

DEV202 (WinFX) Windows Presentation Foundation: Introduction   253 ABC  

 

 

 

 

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 

ARC202 Putting the User Back in to SOA   162 AB  

 

 

BRF003 Strategic Briefing: The Business Value of IT   Grand Ballroom A  

 

 

DAT303 SQL Querying Tips and Techniques   258 ABC  

 

 

DAT304 Next Generation Data Access in .NET Applications with ADO.NET vNext   52 AB  

 

 

DEV206 (WinFX) Windows Forms: How to Build Windows Forms Applications Today That Will Interoperate Well with Windows Presentation Foundation   153 ABC  

 

 

DEV304 Delving into Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects   160 ABC  

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

 

CON206 (WinFX) Windows Workflow Foundation: Introduction   160 ABC  

 

 

DAT305 SQL Server Always On Technologies: Choosing the Right High Availability Solution   153 ABC  

 

 

DEV307 Delving into Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers   Grand Ballroom A  

 

 

OFC202 Windows SharePoint Services (version 3): Overview and What's New   253 ABC  

 

 

 

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

 

BIN305 Architecting and Designing High Performance Warehouses and Datamarts with SQL Server 2005   259 AB  

 

 

BRF006 Strategic Briefing: Advance the Business with IT Solutions   Grand Ballroom B  

 

 

OFC207 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Overview and What's New   205 ABC  

 

 

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

 

CON208 (WinFX) Windows Communication Foundation: Introduction   157 ABC  

 

 

DEV311 Delving into Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers   104 ABC  

 

 

OFC202R Windows SharePoint Services (version 3): Overview and What's New (Repeat Session)   102 AB  

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 13

 

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

 

ARC206 Evolving to Patterns   205 ABC  

 

 

DEV215 Visual Studio: The .NET Language Integrated Query Framework Overview   257 AB  

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

ARC207 Pragmatic Architecture   107 ABC  

 

 

DAT325 SQL Server Always On Technologies: Best Practices in Building Robust, Recoverable and Reliable Systems   52 AB  

 

 

DEV216 Visual C#: Tips and Tricks - Productivity Tips for the Visual C# 2005 IDE   258 ABC  

 

 

DEV217 Introducing an Exciting New Addition to Visual Studio Team System   104 ABC  

 

 

DEV318 Smart Client: Real-World ClickOnce   162 AB  

 

 

OFC207R Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Overview and What's New (Repeat Session)   210 ABC  

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

 

LNC012 New Generation of Microsoft Certification   153 ABC  

 

 

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 

ARC208 Architecting Applications for a Service-Oriented World   Grand Ballroom B  

 

 

DAT312 An Inside Look At an Exciting New Addition to Visual Studio Team System (Part 1)   156 ABC  

 

 

SVR237 IT at Intel: Roadmaps for Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture, Manageability, Security, and Enterprise Total Cost of Ownership   109 AB  

 

 

 

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 

ARC209 Creating a Baseline Architecture for Smart Client Applications   157 ABC  

 

 

BIN314 SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services: Advanced Report Design   102 AB  

 

 

DEV220 Visual Basic: Today and Tomorrow   205 ABC  

 

 

 

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

 

BOF04 Managing Projects with Team System     

 

 

DAT319 SQL Server Always On Technologies: Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations   205 ABC  

 

 

 

 

 

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

 

BOF15 Agile Development with .Net     

 

 

BOF18 Next Generation Refactoring in Visual Studio     

 

 

BOF19 .NET User Group Open Forum     

 

 

 

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

BOF26 Switching Over to Team System?     

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 14

 

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

 

DAT320 An Inside Look At an Exciting New Addition to Visual Studio Team System (Part 2)   160 ABC  

 

 

DEV281 (Instructor-led Lab) Deploying a Windows Application Using ClickOnce Technology in Visual Studio 2005   204 AB  

 

 

 

 

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

ARC312 Real World Design for Resilience: The Infrastructure Architecture of Microsoft.com   104 ABC  

 

 

DEV326 (WinFX) Windows Presentation Foundation: Building Rich Content Experiences with Windows Presentation Foundation   259 AB  

 

 

 

 

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

 

BOF29 Alternatives to Agile Methodologies     

 

 

 

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

 

LNC013 New Generation of Microsoft Certification   153 ABC  

 

 

 

 

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

ARC213 Bits to Bolts: Bridging the Gap Between the Solutions and Infrastructure Architecture   257 AB  

 

 

 

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

 

ARC214 Ten Failures As a Software Architect   Grand Ballroom A  

 

 

BIN314R SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services: Advanced Report Design (Repeat Session)   205 ABC  

 

 

DAT305R SQL Server Always On Technologies: Choosing the Right High Availability Solution (Repeat Session)   151 AB  

 

 

DEV331 Visual C#: Directions in Language Innovation   52 AB  

 

 

 

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

 

ARC215 Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Service-Oriented Architectures   258 ABC  

 

 

DEV233 Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server: Using Metrics to Manage and Troubleshoot Your Projects   153 ABC  

 

 

DEV332 Windows Forms: Building Enterprise-Ready Forms Applications   156 ABC  

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 15

 

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

 

ARC216 Deploying and Managing Your Own Enterprise Framework   160 ABC  

 

 

BIN215 Building Reporting Solutions with Reporting Services and Analysis Services   210 ABC  

 

 

DEV234 Windows Forms: Leveraging the Microsoft Enterprise Library in Windows Forms Applications   257 AB  

 

 

 

 

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

 

ARC217 Architecture Decisions: DataSets or Objects?   52 AB  

 

 

DEV336 (WinFX) Windows Presentation Foundation: Creating Windows and Web Applications with WPF   153 ABC  

 

 

 

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

BOF41 Creative Uses for Virtualization in the Development Lab     

 

 

 

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

LNC008 Managing the Asylum: Daily Diaries of a Network Engineer Caught in the Twilight Zone of Academia   52 AB  

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 

ARC220 How to Get Your Grandmother Building Missile Defense Systems   253 ABC  

 

 

DAT243 HP Disaster Recovery Solutions for SQL Server 2005 Always On Database Deployments   102 AB  

 

 

DAT433 An Inside Look At an Exciting New Addition to Visual Studio Team System (Part 3)   160 ABC  

 

 

DEV338 (WinFX) Windows Presentation Foundation: Building Data-Driven Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation   157 ABC  

 

 

DEV439 Visual Studio 2005 Team System and Microsoft Solution Framework: Implementing an Agile or CMMI Process   156 ABC  

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

 

BOF34 Getting Ready for the Next Generation of SharePoint     

 

 

 

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 

ARC219 Software As a Service: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly   102 AB  

 

 

DAT304R Next Generation Data Access in .NET Applications with ADO.NET vNext (Repeat Session)   109 AB  

 

 

 

 

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

 

DAT303R SQL Querying Tips and Techniques (Rpeat Session)   156 ABC  

 

 

DAT437 SQL Server 2005: Advanced Indexing Strategies   253 ABC  

 

 

MGT323 Microsoft Operations Manager 2005: Real World Experiences   258 ABC  

 

 

 

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

 

BOF38 Promoting SQL Server 2005 to Your Company Decision Makers - A Techie's View     

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 16

 

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 

ARC221 Architecting Your Own Enterprise Framework   Grand Ballroom A  

 

 

BIN220 Microsoft IT: Using SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence to Improve Worldwide Revenue Reporting at Microsoft   153 ABC  

 

 

DEV282 (Instructor-led Lab) Using Team Foundation Server to Write and Test Code   204 AB  

 

 

 

 

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

 

BOF40 Team Foundation Server in the Enterprise     

 

 

 

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

 

ARC214R Ten Failures As a Software Architect (Repeat Session)   153 ABC  

 

 

DEV346 Visual Studio: Rapid Development of Data End-to-End Solutions and How They Work in an N-Tier Model   156 ABC  

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 

ARC208R Architecting Applications for a Service-Oriented World (Repeat Session)   257 AB  

 

 

DAT340 Database Design Patterns   Grand Ballroom A  

 

 

DEV347 Windows Forms: Solutions to the Most Common Windows Forms Development Challenges   205 ABC  

 

 

SEC307R Baking Security into the Development Life Cycle (Repeat Session)   102 AB  

 

 

 

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

 

BOF39 SQL vs. ORM: How can we erase the object-relational wall?     

 

 

 

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

 

CON208R (WinFX) Windows Communication Foundation: Introduction (Repeat Session)   107 ABC  

 

 

DEV349 Build Beautiful Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation   257 AB  

 

 

 

 

 

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