FREE Microsoft UK Tech Days April 12th to 16th in London, including Windows Phone 7

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson.



While I was on holiday last week we announced Tech Days. Tech Days is shaping up to be something rather good. It is a week-long series of free events run by Microsoft and technical communities to

“Celebrate and inspire developers, IT professionals and IT Managers to get more from Microsoft technology”  

You can attend for 1 day or all 5 days. You can just attend the developer days or mix it up with the IT Pro days. It is entirely up to you.

I will be doing my bit delivering sessions on Azure, Entity Framework 4 and Parallel. I hope to see you there.

Register now at

Developer Days – Fulham Vue Cinema:

Monday, 12 April 2010: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Launch - A Path to Big Ideas

This launch event is aimed at development managers, heads of development and software architects who want to hear how Visual Studio 2010 can help build better applications whilst taking advantage of great integration with other key technologies.

NB – Day 2 will cover the technical in-depth sessions aimed at developers

Tuesday, 13 April 2010: Getting started with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft and industry experts will share their perspectives on the top new and useful features with core programming languages and in the framework and tooling, such as -- ASP.NET MVC, Parallel Programming, Entity Framework 4, and the offerings around rich client and web development experiences.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010: The Essential MIX

Join us for the Essential MIX as we continue exploring the art and science of creating great user experiences. Learn about the next generation ASP.NET & Silverlight platforms that make it a rich and reach world.

Thursday, 15 April 2010: Best of Breed Client Applications on Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 adoption is happening at a startling pace. In this demo-driven day, we’ll look at the developer landscape around Windows 7 to get you up to speed on the operating system that’ll your applications will run on through the new decade.

Friday, 16 April 2010: Windows Phone Day

Join us for a practical day of detailed Windows Phone 7 development sessions covering the new Windows Phone specification, application standards and services