I’ve had the chance to take part in the last BUILD conference. It is true that you don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to get the new knowledge. You can follow the tweets, read the blogs and watch the online videos. However being at the conference gives you the opportunity and time to be focused and the ability to meet people and build your perception about the future of the current and new technologies. And there is a lot to think about: The future of Windows, The future of .NET, The upcoming technology trends (Cloud, Phone, ARM, ALM, …)
In our Windows Platform User Group Pavel and I will start to get into the new technologies that Microsoft revealed at Build. In the coming meeting Josh, a Technical Computing MVP is going to talk about C++ AMP, a new abstraction that allows you run part of your C++ code using the GPU.
Beside new upcoming technologies we will continue to talk about our current everyday foundations and tools. In the second half of the meeting I am going to talk about some of the reliability mechanisms of Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2, such as Kernel Transaction, and the Windows Restart Manager. I will present how to use these mechanisms using native C++ code as well as from .NET WPF+WCF code.
Please go, register and make sure that you have a place in the next meeting.