I’ve really enjoyed my time here in Dubai for the first-ever TechEd Middle East.  Pooya Darugar, my track owner from the local Microsoft office, told me that this was actually the first “paid” technical conference to be held in the area, so it was a pretty major undertaking.

They had an excellent turnout, somewhere between 1600-1800 attendees, and even had folks showing up on the last day with money to get in. Suffice it say, the show was a great success.


Amory Somers Vine and the rest of the conference organizers did a fantastic job. And a special thanks to Pooya for doing another first-class job in running my tracs and taking care of us while we were here – I know everyone appreciated it. Kudos to the whole Teched ME team.


I delivered 5 presentations during the show on various connected systems topics and I participated on a panel discussion with Scott Hanselman, Hammad Rajjoub, and Ronald Sunarno on the last day:

  • SOA201 – Building RESTful Services with WCF
  • ARC201 – Windows Azure Platform Overview
  • SOA301 – Service Virtualization
  • SOA203 – Introducing AppFabric in the Cloud
  • SOA302 – What’s New in WCF/WF 4.0
  • IAT304 – Interactive Session: Agile Architect

Demos: you attended any of my sessions, you can download my demos here.

Pluralsight sponsored the show by providing all Teched ME attendees with a free 1-wk pass to the Pluralsight On-Demand! .NET training library. As an attendee, you should have received an activation card with the rest of your materials – don’t forget to activate it right away. If you can’t find the card, just contact us, and we’ll send you one.

Thanks to everyone for a great week – gotta run – just have one extra day in Dubai to do some sight seeing, and eat a little more of the wonderful local food!

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