UK 2008 Launch resources

Thu, March 20, 2008, 07:13 PM under Events | Orcas
On Wednesday we had the 1-day free multi-track event in the UK to celebrate the launch of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

The Windows and SQL tracks basically took the identical slides/demos from the US launch and found local speakers to deliver them. The benefit of that is that the content is not a million miles from the UK Virtual Launch site (which has the US recordings).

For the Visual Studio track I specified session titles and abstracts for 8 complementary developer sessions and "recruited" top speakers to deliver it. If you were there and need to contact the speakers for resources here are links for finding them: Guy Smith-Ferrier, David Gristwood, Andy Wigley, Michael McClary, James O'Neill, Amanda Silver, Mike Taulty, Mike Ormond and mine.
Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:28:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Thanks for the links to all of the other presenters from the launch event.

It was a great day and a chance to finally see some of the things I have been hearing about for a while now. Definitely something I would highly recommend to someone who has never been to an event like this.

The software choice was a bit odd, as we were given promotional copies of the software, but Visual Studio was the standard edition and this does not allow us to develop a lot of the things covered in the presentations (Mobile, Office and Unit testing for example).
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:15:34 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Nick: I wasn't involved in the choice of which edition to give out so apologies if the free product did not meet your expectations (at least it was FULL product instead of a trial though!). Note that you can do many of the other things shown at the sessions e.g. the C#, VB and IDE features, LINQ and everything shown in the Web session ;-)
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