Thursday, July 01, 2004 10:08 AM bart

TechEd on Wednesday (not all about parties this time)

Of course there was the ATE for Virtual Server again. Beginning to like the DSI initiative (Dynamic Systems Initiative) more and more. That was one of the reasons why I attended a talk about ADS (automated deployment services) in the afternoon (the last session before the country party actually). We're getting quite a lot of questions about VSMT (Virtual Server Migration Toolkit) and the way it's (or better: it will) be implemented is through the use of ADS. To summarize what it is: an aid to help you migrate a physical machine to a virtual machine without having to reinstall the OS or altering the configuration of it.

The forenoon was all about ASP.NET (actually I was a little late at the ATE pavillion but solved that by staying for another hour after my official shift :-)). In fact I knew most of the ASP.NET v2.0 things already (to be honest: I knew everything that was presented already) but it's always nice to see the people's reactions during the creation of a complete site with as little as 4 lines of code (in fact, trivial lines of code). Furthermore, since we're planning to do some ASP.NET related stuff in Belgium the next months it's always interesting to learn some presentation tricks for a good overview session by the mister himself: Scott Guthrie.

In the afternoon, I had a 1-on-1 meeting about ASP.NET v2.0 and related stuff (future plans for ASP.NET and IIS) with Scott Guthrie and I attended one more ASP.NET session by Rob Howard about tips and tricks to make your web app better perform (based on the experiences of the ASP.NET forums development).

Last but not least: the country party of Belux in the "Maritime Museum" after a boat trip from the RAI to the center of A'dam. The first few hours were all about the UEFA (I hope that's correct, the only thing I know it was about soccer since I'm not a sports fan - except for golf and snooker - at all) match of The Netherlands and Portugal (1-2). Had some interesting talks and arrived at the hotel afterwards at about 2 AM (not that late, isn't it?).

Off to a few sessions now (I have ATE in the afternoon starting from 2 PM on) and of course ... there's another party tonight: the official TechEd party. See ya there. | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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# re: TechEd on Wednesday (not all about parties this time)

Thursday, July 01, 2004 7:45 PM by bart

can you post detailed informations about what is said about VSMT during Wednesday?


# re: TechEd on Wednesday (not all about parties this time)

Saturday, July 03, 2004 10:15 PM by bart

Take a look at for more information (a post of fellow-MVP "Bink").

# re: TechEd on Wednesday (not all about parties this time)

Sunday, July 04, 2004 4:27 PM by bart

I posted that informations from myself on my blog. I wanted to have some more informations not published till now about what you asked and what Microsoft answered at Q&A session time.