TechEd ’05: what do you want to see? [Kit George]

Well, I realize that TechEd '05 is a while off yet, but we're sitting here right now in a planning session, and I realized what I really wanted to know was: what presentations do you, our customers, want to see the most at TechEd?

Given that Whidbey will be right around the corner at that point (TechEd occurs in late May/earily June), it will be an obvious focus for us, so we'll give 2-3 'What's new in the CLR in Whidbey' focussed talks (where you'll see the final, polished samples and features that are actually in Whidbey).

But I'd love to know what topics that are CLR/BCL focussed, which you feel should be given. Feel free to identify existing talks, or brand new topics, and treat this as a brainstorm, any relevant topic id fine!

Also: any particular presenters you like seeing, or would like to see, talking about CLR topics?


- Interop: best practices (a traditional talk, but it's always appreciated)

- Breaking Changes: identifying and mitgating breaking changes

- CLR Internals: reasoining behind the behavior

- CLR: limitations and solutions (an idea off the top of my head, to talk about some of the things we've noted don't work so well, and how we might go about fixing it)


Comments (9)

  1. Anonymous says:

    XML marshal/unmarshal objects.

    Use of Async I/O.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Writing 64bit ready CLR code: is my code volatile?

    CLR Hosting: Yes, Yukon do it!*

    *: forgive the audio-only joke.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I want to see SAP introduce a true CRM customer that is using its sofftware. Deployments over 100 would be appreciated, too

  4. Anonymous says:

    Also CLR Hosting, but from a different angle. I have read all I can for my own talk later this year on Hosting, along with how it is implemented in Yukon, but not so much on how it can be used for other applications. I know there were improvements made in Whidbey, but so far the updated Hosting Interfaces document has not made its way to the public view yet (i.e. in the release Betas).

  5. Anonymous says:

    I vote for CLR Hosting too.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I did not attend TechEd04, but I watched the videos once they were posted. My favourite (by far) the was Anders whiteboard session. You have GOT to do another one of those.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Shows us just how OO the CLR is becoming…dynamic dispatching, reflection abilities…just what is it that Jim has planned for us all…

  8. Anonymous says:

    You always show how you can program a gui and database in 4 minutes (drag and drop) but the problem is that no real programmer program that way.

    When you start programming you want to have all the layers (dataaccess, businessrules, facade, …) you want to have controls that you can use in another app. But that is complicated and you never show how.

    The problem with MS is that they have hundreds of example applications ( – in all of them are some great stuff but you can’t use all the great stuff together – that is real problem. Why can’t I use all those great controls together?

  9. Anonymous says:

    It would ne nice if we can see a session about todays’s memory managers. As I can see now LFH [Low Fragment Heap] and GC [Garbage Collector] are becoming more powerful. Those two has thier own pros and cons. So it would be nice if we can see a talk, explaining how they work and what are the diferences between them. It would also be very nice to have a cool demo which shows the those to memory managers working together in the same process space. A good example for this is Yukon. I can suggest either Scott Currie, Kang Su Gatlin to do the talk. If they are busy I’m glad to talk about it for Microsoft.

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