Wednesday, May 16, 2007

DevTeach day 2

Spent today mostly on the IT track. For me, this new track is a welcome addition to the conference. I know I'm not the only person in a small office environment who gets to work on both sides of the fence. As far as I know, this is the only conference in Canada with an IT track.

Rick Claus did a great job on Exchange 2007. I went to both sessions, and I'm looking forward to having a look at Exchange 2007.

I went to Ted Neward's Powershell session, then to Daniel Nurenberg's Powershell session. I don't know if I'm the only person who did this - Ted's session was from the developer point of view, Daniel's was from the IT perspective. I thought it would be a good way to get both sides of the story, and I was right. The bottom line is that this is one of those places where development and IT collide - just like SQL server. I think for the generalists (or specializing generalists), Powershell is one of those tools that's going to make life better.

Here's a good a place as any to point out Leon Bambrick's 3 minute guides. Check out the PowerShell ones, if you haven't already.

Also saw Yair Alan Griver's Silverlight talk. It's neat stuff, but this is something I won't be spending time at for a while. One benefit of these conferences is that you learn what not to spend time on.

Finally, Damir Bersinic offered a great overview of SQL Server 2005 security features.

I need to second Wendy Friedlander's post where she says we are missing Analysis Services at DevTeach.

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