TechEd Israel 2008 Session Recordings Are Online
After a long period of anticipation, all session recordings from this year's TechEd Israel are now online! You can choose between a streamed online WMV and a zipped download for viewing offline.
My Next Generation Production Debugging session is there, and I remind you that if you've missed anything in the slides or the live recording, then you should take a look at the post series, featuring a complete walkthrough of what I've shown during the session:
- Demo 1 - What can be done without a debugger
- Demos 2-3 - Production debugging basics and memory leaks
- Demo 4 - Deadlock analysis
- Demo 5 - Disentangling invalid handles
- Demo 6 - A performance surprise
I intend to watch most of the sessions in the Development Track, but here are some of the sessions I already had a chance to see that I strongly recommend:
- Alon Fliess on ORPC and Services - this session is a must for architects and developers looking at integrating complex systems together, and constructing applications that will survive more than just a couple of years in our ever-emerging ecosystem.
- Tomer Shamam on WPF Data Binding - frankly, I'm very far from being a WPF expert, but I liked this lecture a lot: it shows how easy it is to enable amazing things with WPF, and it shows that the underlying framework has been well-designed, and it serves an example for framework developers.
- Matt Winkler on Workflow Services and Durable Services - unfortunately, the session recording is still unavailable, but you can take a look at the slides; this was a great introduction session to Workflow Services.
- Dave Probert on Windows Server 2008 Kernel Architecture - an excellent session highlighting the interesting software and hardware advances in the new OS; some of these things (like specific optimizations for NUMA hardware) haven't been mentioned before.
This is also a great opportunity to say that I am very impressed with the quality of the recordings. It might appear that I am biased because the company producing these videos is Sela Group, the company I work for. However, I strongly recommend that you be the judge and take a look at the recordings. The video and audio quality is incredible, even over a low-bandwidth connection. Considering the technological challenge of producing over 150 sessions and recording over 10 sessions concurrently, the result is impressive in global standards. (And I've watched enough screencasts and session recordings from all kinds of events around the world.)