Impressions of the First Day of BUILD 2011

14/09/2011

Just came back from the first day of BUILD.  I have to say – wow.  Just one big WOW.  This day has absolutely blown my mind with all the new technologies and philosophies. Rather than describing the actual details of the various sessions – and in particular the keynote (see one such description here) – I’d like to give my high-level impression of what I saw.  First and foremost – Windows 8 is simply better.  Less memory, less processes that run in the background and less overhead.  That means you get more space for your apps on one...
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It is time for BUILD!

13/09/2011

It is currently 6:45 in the morning in Anaheim, California.  The Sela delegation (19 experts!) is all here and we are all anxiously waiting for the conference to begin.  We had a great steak dinner last night (thanks Sasha!) to kick things off on the right foot. The conference center is huge – which is probably a sign of things to come.  In about an hour we’ll start heading out, hopefully to get some breakfast and get some good seats.  Currently, we have very little knowledge of what the agenda is -  but it’s definitely going to...
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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to BUILD we go!

10/09/2011

Well, the time is finally here – tomorrow night I’m going to BUILD 2011 in Anaheim, CA.  Looks like it’s going to be a blast!  Apart from the fact there will be a whole bunch of us from Sela (orange shirts galore!), I’m looking forward to seeing some great new technology.  If you’re coming, do drop me a line so we arrange to meet in person.   See you all there, and if you’re not coming – see you when we get back.
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