Tech Ed begins

And so it begins. I always get really jazzed up by events like TechEd. There is nothing quite like being surrounded by fellow geeks to reaffirm enthusiasm for technology.
There are the slew of usual annoucements with .NET 3.0 hitting RTM along with Office 2007 and continuing interest in ASP.NET AJAX.
Workwise I thinkn one big learning is how much we should be leveraging Office in our applications. The ability to host a Windows Form control in Excel and use it do, for example, lookups to services and thus provide ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions to people delivering using Excel struck me as one example. We need to really look more at this.
I also discovered MIIS. Why have I never been aware that there was this solution to Identity in the Enterprise.
Bumped into some folks to including Sarah Blow on the bus from the airport and Clare Parr my UK community contact at the MVP dinner. Networking is always a great part of these events and so far this Tech Ed looks to be shaping up well.
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