The end of TechED is nigh, and to be honest I'm sort of happy. It's been an intense week of presentations, workshops and in depth discussions with fellow developers, Microsoft techies and the guys at all the UI control vendors. I know what our customers mean now after they have attended our SPC: info overload followed closely by brain fade!
As the vendors begin to pack up, Tod and myself unselfishly offered to burden ourselves by offering to help lessen the vendors packing toils by relieving them of any spare goodie-bag items they may have. It's tough at times! As we toil, we notice 6998 TechHeads filing off to catch a train that carries at maximum a few hundred people. They must have all missed the multi-threading, delayed processing and smooth streaming sessions. We on the other hand thread our way, via a routed URL, through the streets of Berlin, testing our interop skills with the locals.
On a more technical level this week has shown just how determined Microsoft are to be market leaders, and with the tools on show this week it's difficult to see why they shouldn't be. And the best news of all? Synergex, with our current capabilities to integrate with .NET and our emerging integration with Visual Studio, we'll be able to take full advantage of these latest technologies. The future is looking good if you develop with Synergy.