started with a visit to the Microsoft booth to meet some of the other MVPs and Community members. Time was short because the first session started at 9:00AM. I met the speaker for the first time at the Opening Keynote: Rafal Lukawiecki
. He not only speaks with his mouth but with his entire body! He keeps your attention and never has a dull moment. If you haven't seen and/or heard him before, watch a video at the Microsoft IT's Showtime!
site. Wonderful speaker and great topics. The theme for this session was: "SQL 2005 Security for database developers
" and topics like: the Authorization Model, Security through Encapsulation, User Scheme Separation, search input string for dangerous characters, Code Signing, Data Protection and Encryption.
Before you knew it, his time was over and it was time for a break. So we hot-footed over to the Microsoft booth to see how things were going there. The breaks between the sessions were only 15 minutes. You needed that time to get from one session to the other. But people always found time to walk to the Microsoft booth. After a cup of coffee and taking some pictures it was time to walk over to the next session.
Next session was the 2nd part of Gijs de Jong
's "Windows Communication Foundation - part 2
" and today it was about: "Building secure, reliable en and transacted services"
Topics included were: WCF Security, Security Requirements - Transfer Security, Access Control and Auditing. The X509 (Message) Security. More about Challenges of Implementing Reliable Distributed Systems, Queued Messaging. About Transaction - transactions ensures Consistency, Atomic vs. Compensating, WCF Transaction Scenarios and WCF Transaction Infrastructure.
Well, who said: "Time Flies When You're Having Fun
"? Suddenly it was time for lunch! Of course, first we had to go back to the Microsoft booth.
Even though a lot of people went to the lunch sessions there were always some who found the time to visit the Microsoft booth.
Just when you think you get withdrawal symptoms, there's another session! The lunch session was fun. I chose the "Microsoft Office '12' Preview
" by Hans Verbeeck, Technical Advisor within the Microsoft EMEA Developer Platform Group. The first slide he showed the audience was the interface of Word version 1. It seems years and years ago when you used Word 1. It didn't have as many buttons as in the current version or even in the Office 12 Preview. Just imagine, it was easy to save this program onto a floppy. Nowadays you need a DVD!
Hans gave us a preview of the next Office 12. He used the internal technical Beta version, which I hope to install on my test machine pretty soon too. I really do like the current Beta. How it feels and how it looks. Lots of new things. Especially the file format too. It will be XML
from now on! For our Dutch speaking viewers, see this web site for more information: Welkom bij de Beta Experience
No time get coffee so we had to walk over to the next session, which was "BizTalk Server 2006: Getting better all the time
" by Mat Joe (Microsoft Solutions Architect MVP) and Sander Schutten (Solution Developer) both working for Avanade
. Mat from Seattle, USA and Sander from Holland.
A Snickers bar and a glass of orange juice boosted my energy level for the final session of these DevDays 2006. It was time for: "Windows SharePoint Services v3
", by Jan Tielens
and works for U2U
. I forgot to take notes... how can one forget?!? But a good thing Jan put it on the 'Net so we reinforce the material we learned in this session:
- Foundation of WSS v3
- ASP.NET 2.0 and .NET 2.0 integration
- Differences between WSS v2 en v3
- New features in SharePoint Lists and Document Libraries (recycle bin, versioning, security, content types, folders etc)
- Integration with Microsoft Office ‘12'
- RSS feeds
- Integration with Windows Workflow Foundation
- Master Pages in WSS
- Features framework
- ASP.NET 2.0 web parts
- Event handling framework
- New features in the object model
This was really a very interesting session. I'll probably going to install it on my test machine and play with it.
Thanks to Gerard Verbrugge
, International MVP Lead, and Microsoft
who made it possible for me to attend this conference. And for both shirts or course...;-)
Special thanks to Devra R. Jacobson
for her most valuable comments on these DevDays 2006 articles.
Last but not least a big "Thank You" to the ladies who showed up at the end of both days with the Bitterballen! Yes, you've got to be Dutch to understand that...;-)