Silverlight Shines at Tech Ed

The level of interest in Silverlight at Tech Ed (Barcelona) is unbelievable!!  My first session was packed, and they weren't here to see me.  We filled a room with over 300 attendees after dinner. 

Today's session (after lunch) is in the auditorium, which seats 4500 (if we fill that, I'm not getting up on stage!), and we're repeating today's session on Friday due to demand.

Finally, there is a third session on advanced Silverlight 1.0 slated for Friday as well. That's just mine. There are also Silverlight related sessions being given by numerous other presenters: a search of the 400 sessions finds 24 with Silverlight in the title or abstract!

Tech-ed itself is fantastic; an incredibly cosmopolitan gathering from all across Europe, Asia and the Middle east in one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities in Europe (where everyone seems happy to put up with my horrible broken Spanglish). 

Here as everywhere, the only "complaint" is a great eagerness to know what will be in Silverlight 1.1 and when we'll announce.  My answer is that we've not announced, but that we are very aware of how urgently the community wants and needs to know and we're working very hard to come up with a solid answer to the question.

More very soon.  Hasta la pronto.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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