Day 2 (22nd March) @ TECHED India 2012

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This complete day I was just LOL with tech jokes (specially the SQL Premier League) with Nakul Vachhrajani (@nakulv_sql) , Tejas Shah (@tejasnshah), Sudeepta Ganguly (@skganguly) and TEP with @GetExchange. Before the keynotes we roam around with Pinal Dave (@pinaldave) and Vinod Kumar(@vinodk_sql) and took some cool photographs… oops BIG Photographs!!!!!

Today Getting a chance to enter into the room was difficult, forget about the seat and  thanks to the crowd at the Visual Studio 2011 session for that. But I somehow manage to attend one session on VS2011 and couple of sessions on Windows 8. I am going to grab a seat before the show starts tomorrw 🙂 its SQL Day tomorrow.

I met Abhishek Sur (@abhi2434),  Abhijit Jana (@AbhijitJana), Steve Woolley (@stwool) of plural sight near the stalls and event area.

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Let me take you through my learning and experience on this 2nd day of TECHED India 2012.

Keynote

One thing about the keynote is to expect some big notes on Microsoft or how they love technology. Today the keynote was presented by Amit Chatterjee, Managing Director, Microsoft India Research and Development Pvt Ltd. He took us through all the recent technologies and advancement at Microsoft with some cool demos on Win8. He has spent 23 years in Microsoft and was a key member of the Windows team that shipped Windows 2.1, 3.0, 3.1 and Windows 95. He was recently conferred the IIT Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award 2010. 

Working on an agile team with Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11

The session was about the agile usage and how VS11 fits into the demand also some more stuff on TFS. Praveen Srevastsa narrated the topic so nicely that more than half of the audience fell in love with agile , other with Scrum. This was the magic of the templates in VS11. But he clearly mentioned Agile is a best practice  where as scrum is an implementation. The 10 thing to take away from the session were

1)Define done, 2)Fail Test, 3)Understand your team’s velocity, 4)Finish what you start, 5)Bugs are real bugs, 6)Write unit tests always, 7)Autonomy mastery purpose, 8)Do the right things at the right time, 9)Plan until you need to learn and 10)Quality is not acceptable. This was in fact one of the informative session from process and VS11 point of view I have attended so far.

How and When Metro Style Apps Run

This session was all about windows programming and some topics on discussion was BackgroundTransfer API and the Lock Screen Apps. If you want to know the cooler side of the Win8 developers tool and related things spot & stop guys from Microsoft and speak to them near the stalls. Read More 

Bring your Apps to life with Tile and Notifications

Aditee Rele( @aditeerele) described the Windows.UI.Notification namespace and its usage. She gave demo on Live tile, Square Tile and Wide Tile. There was some Toast notifications , PUSH notifications and also she gave demo on the Request channel URI. Read more

 

Transforming PC experience

 

This session was from Intel and they showcased some of their new product like the ULTRABOOK and IA in VS2011. They told us about the sensor based technology and displayed some cool video.

 

Expecting the TECHED Day 3 to be BIG!!! We want more!!!! Yes a lots of SQL sessions are lined up.

 

Check the photo gallery https://india.msteched.com/#photogallery

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