Thank you, Steve :)
Yesterday, in Portugal, was the last stop on the "Scalable Applications Tour". And I consider this one more significant than any event I've done before. Why?
- This was the only event series I know of where an external, "regular guy" like me and senior architect form a Microsoft product group have been together on a speaking tour of this scale.
- This was the only event series I know of where Enterprise Services and ASP.NET Web Services got an even-handed coverage in term of features and use-cases. The wwinning combination is to use both.
- This was the only event series I know of where Windows product features introduced in 1997 got even-handed coverage with Windows product features introduced in 2003. The goal was to paint the big picture and not to give the usual, incremental "here's something new" talks.
It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot, Steve says that he learned a lot and I am sure that the 2200+ people we could do these talks for were also able to take some valuable information home.
Notice to attendees: All sample code and the final set of slides will be available within the next 24-72 hours for download. Watch this space for a pointer to the download location(s).