and I are now done with our TechEd session, and all was well. Whewww! It was down to the wire, and I think we finished our slides about an hour before we went on stage, but we pulled it out in the end. I think it went pretty well, but we'll see what the evaluations have to say about it tomorrow.
Now I'm hanging out at the birds of a feather gathering ('cause, ya know, free beer) and watching Stuart
strolling around wearhing a giant parrot on his head. Not something you see every day. Unless you work with Stuart. I'm looking forward to actually attending some sessions tomorrow, since I won't be worrying about how badly I'm going to suck.
I saw a couple of good talks yesterday, my favorite of which was Don Smith
and Jason Hogg
talking about web services security. If you care at all about securing web services, check out their patterns & practices book. It completely kicks the llama's @ss. They presented an early version of their Web Service Factory, which is a guidance automation toolkit package for building and securing web services, either in Indigo or in WSE 3.0. Very groovy stuff.
I also saw a good one this morning by Pravin Indurkar
on building state machines with WF. They've really thought hard about this, and I really think that it's a viable solution not only for building state machines, but for using said state machines for driving UIs. Pravin had a very compelling UI demo that was mainly driven by the workflow instance itself. Excellent.
More tomorrow after I've had some time to absorb some new content.