Microsoft Sydney Launch Party (Part 2)
Today was the formal launch at the Hilton. A pretty swish venue.
The keynote was quite good, but I think the best session was Dave Glover’s overview of ASP.NET 2.0 - probably the most relevant to me too.
The other highlight (apart from all the freebies from the vendors’ expo) was chatting to Joel Pobar. While he wasn’t presenting today, it was good to let him know how excellent his talk at this year’s CodeCampOz was. I’m pleased to hear he’ll be back again next year. He also had some interesting things to say about what it is like working at Microsoft in Redmond, and some of the challenges he is working on for the next version of .NET (eg. Concurrency and Versioning).