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Day 1 of TechEd 2012 - Amsterdam

In aceasta saptamana particip la TechEd Europe. 2012 este primul an cand TechEd se tine in Amsterdam. Locatia aleasa este Amsterdam RAI, un centru de conferinte destul de mare. In unele cazuri iti poate lua si 20 de minunte ca sa ajungi de la o sesiune la alta, iar chiar si cu harta in mana de poti pierde pe holuri.

Haideti sa vedem la ce sesiuni am fost azi. Am inceput cu keynote-ul unde ni s-au prezentat ultimele produse in care Microsoft pompeaza resurse la greu, in special Windows 8 si Azure. Dupa acesta introducere am fost la "Meet the Windows Azure". A fost un overview despre noua versiune de Windows Azure si ce aduce nou. Cel mai importat lucru pentru mine din cadrul acestei sesiuni a fost memory cache-ul, care lipsea pana acuma si modul in care se pot atasa partii virtuale la o masina.
A treia prezentare a fost despre Visual Studio 2012. Mi s-a parut cea ma buna sesiune din ziua de azi la care am participat. De ce? A fost singura sesiune la care am invatat lucuri noi si foarte interesante. Am continuat cu "An Overview of Managing Applications, Services & Virtul Machines in Windows Azure", unde nu am apucat deloc sa ma plictisesc. Am continuat cu Windows Azure, a.i. ultima sesiune pe ziua de azi la care am participat a fost "Cloud-Ready Data Services".
Hot tip of the day: Cei de la Nokia au anuntat ca cea mai mare parte din modele cu Windows  Phone 7 o sa suporte si Windows Phone 8 (seria Lumia si se pare si 610). Asa ca putem sa stam linistiti, strategia lor de marketing ne pune intr-un loc sigur.
A fost o zi extrem de interesanta si imi doresc sa vad asa ceva si in Romania. Ne auzim maine seara.

Update: http://mashable.com/2012/06/20/windows-phone-7-8/ Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 8. 

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  1. Cei de la HTC nu au zis nimic de upgrade-ul la WP 8? :) (nu WP 7.8)

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