Wednesday, March 08, 2006

DevDays 2006

So... I just attended the Belgian edition of the DevDays.
To be honest I wasn't too thrilled about the sessions, most of the content was too high level to be interesting. I think the technologies presented are already 'too old' to talk about them in such a way. Most of us freaky developers read too much about it or even worked too much with them already.

I was impressed by the visual effects in Vista though. It looks like something in a science fiction movie and I got the urge to grab the windows in a virtual reality kind of way :-) The upgrade-your-memory-by-using-a-usb-stick was really 'funky' too. Apart from that the deployment options seem quite impressive. Unfortunately I took the SQL track for the rest of the day so I didn't get a chance to see some more new features.

Another interesting thing is the creation of the Belgian SQL Server User Group ( Finally some Belgian activity in the SQL Server world; the development side of SQL Server is often forgotten in Belgium so I hope these guys will have some interest in that side of the SQL Server story too.