TechDays 2012: Scott Guthrie for developer opening session and content updates

Less than one month to go! As we approach TechDays 2012 be sure to secure your spot before we sell out! The full agenda is now available: we invite you to have a closer look and pick your favorite sessions.
Note: keep in mind minor changes to the agenda are still possible. Make sure to check online for the latest version.
As you can imagine, we’re very happy to announce that for our 10th anniversary edition we got a special gift ... Scott Guthrie (aka The Gu) will deliver the Opening Session for developers on February 14! That’s not all, you can enjoy two extra breakouts by Scott as well: a session on ASP.NET MVC 4 as well as “ScottGu Unplugged”. Come prepared with your questions!

Opening Session by Scott Guthrie

Top Speakers
Join a mix of international third-party and Microsoft speakers paired with some of our local heroes. Some names are:

  • In the Developer track: Alex Turner, Brian Keller, Bart De Smet, Scott Guthrie, Gill Cleeren, Jeff Prosise, Maarten Balliauw, Matt Milner, Ben Riga, Steve Sanderson, Rob Miles, Tarek Madkour, Nick Harris, …
  • In the IT Professional track: John Craddock, Kurt Roggen, Ilse Van Criekinge, Adam Hall, Corey Hynes, Kim Oppalfens, Mike Resseler, Dan Holme

TechDays Full Agenda Now Available

This year promises to bring a lot of new content from Microsoft. Looking at the next versions of tooling, languages, OS and management you know this is not a standard TechDays event. Our content is split into current and upcoming technology. You can take advantage of filtering options on the website in order to build your custom agenda by adding sessions to your calendar through the export icon. By choosing a filter on the main themes you can have your Chinese sessions menu.

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Deep Dives (February 16)

Peter Himschoot and Jurgen Postelmans (U2U) will be delivering a full day deep dive covering all the latest and greatest in .NET 4.5, focusing on Web Development with ASP.NET (both WebForms and MVC), HTML5 and WCF. Come spend a full day with us to dive into next-generation web development.

Rhonda Layfield will be delivering a full day deep dive covering all the different tools and techniques to deploy Windows 7, she will also cover the upcoming Windows OS deployment tools.

Mike Resseler & Tom Shinder will deliver a full day covering private cloud topics, including Management and Operations of your private cloud infrastructure.

Please note that 1 day tickets for the Deep Dives Day are SOLD OUT. Other packages are still available: register here
Entrepreneur Track (February 15)

New at TechDays 2012 is the Entrepreneur Track : a full day to learn from best practices in the industry, meet the owners of successful startups and learn from their experiences as an IT entrepreneur.

This track is organized in close collaboration with the Microsoft Innovation Centers – the MICs are supporting entrepreneurs and startups to boost their IT projects into a successful business enterprises.

It is possible to register separately for this track. MIC members should contact the MIC directly as there is an offering from the MIC.

Dynamics Sessions (February 14)

In an effort to broaden the topics of the conference there will also be 3 sessions about Microsoft Dynamics on the TechDays agenda. All 3 of them are scheduled on February 14:

10:45 – 12:00
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Better Together
Wim Coorevits

13:00 – 14:15
Integrating on premise Line Of Business applications with CRM Online
Sam Vanhoutte

14:30 – 15:45
Extending the reach of your Microsoft Dynamics AX Application with the next-gen tools
Jeroen Doens

About TechDays 2012   

Join our 10th anniversary edition in a new location (Kinepolis Imagibraine - Braine l'Alleud) and learn about:

  • Tooling and languages with Visual Studio, C# and VB Futures  (.NET 4.5 and Dev11)
  • Cloud development with Windows Azure Platform
  • Windows 8 Metro Style applications runtime and apps
  • Web development with HTML5, JavaScript and ASP.NET
  • Windows & Internet Explorer
  • Windows Server 8 & Hyper-V
  • Windows Phone 7 development
  • System Center 2012 & Windows Intune 

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