Blogging, Conference, TechDays09, Twitter, WCF


Since all the cool kids are hanging out at Twitter, I am too. I’m slightly late to join the party, but at least I made it.

With the upcomming TechDays I meaned to keep it updated with my experiences during the conference, however my Xperia X1 smartphone has become broken just in time, and my loaner is a 3 year old sonyericsson with no internet capabilities, so we’ll see how that goes. My alias is JoHed.

Although you should expect my Twitter space to update much more often then this blog, We’re also just starting up two new BizTalk projects, as well as doing some really interesting internal work, so I’m sure I’ll continue to have lots to write about here as well.

Another announcement worthy of being mentioned in the blog as well as on Twitter is that not only did I recently pass my WCF exam (70-503), I also did so in time before begining to teach the WCF course I had scheduled to start this week. It’s a multi-week engagement taking place in the evenings, with the goal being that people will have a try at the certification, so we’ll see how that works out. I have high hopes.

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Upcoming speaking engagements

I’ve been blessed with quite an active speaking schedule over the next couple of months. I’m happy to have been trusted with the talks, and look forward to giving them.

  • The 10th of February is the BizTalk User Group Sweden, and a talk about the new features of BizTalk Server 2009, geared towards BizTalk developers wanting to get the low-down of the new stuff. I’m (hopefully) co-presenting this talk with Mikael Håkansson. The slots for the talk is full, but we have a waiting list that is also an overflow list. If the overflow is of a sufficient size the talk will be repeated the week after.

  • The 11th of February I’m giving an Introduction to REST talk, as part of an WCF seminary at an corporate internal gathering.

  • The 6th of March I’m giving a talk about Windows Azure for Informator in Stockholm, see details (in swedish) and sign up here.

  • The 17-18 of March is TechDays 2009 Sweden. I was excited about this event way back in April of 2008, and am glad to able to present a session about BizTalk Server 2009, aimed at .NET Developers curious about BizTalk as well as BizTalk developers interested in the new features. I’m co-presenting this session with Mikael Håkansson. Our talk is at 14:30 on Tuesday, don’t miss it! Also a thanks to Alan Smith for making this one happen.


TechDays 2009 will among also be visited by the BizTalk User Group Sweden for which we will have a booth at TechDays. Stop by to say hi, learn what BizTalk Server is and can do for you, or get the chance to get our view on BizTalk Server and related questions you are having. The goal is to keep the booth manned at all times, so there will always be someone there. Hopefully someone who will be quite busy 😉

 Finally, I’m currently set to be holding a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) custom onsite course delivery, sketched to be running one day per week through March. Should be interesting.