Andrew Connell

Tampa Code Camp & my MCMS talk

The Tampa Code Camp sure looked like it was a great success! Sold out (as much as a free event can be sold out) @ 350 people! I focused on hitting a bunch of SQL 2005 sessions, specifically a double-up on SSIS, since I skipped most of the TechEd SQL 2005 sessions. SSIS is very cool stuff! I also really enjoyed Ambrose Little ’s BOF on “DataSets vs. Business Objects”. Personally I side with the business object direction but it was nice to hear arguments on the other side.

My MCMS 2002 session went well. It was suited to developers who weren’t familiar with MCMS. I spent a quick 15 minutes on “what in the heck is MCMS”, 5 minutes on “I’m a developer, will I lose my job thanks to MCMS?”, 35 minutes on real code and coding practices (hey, it’s a CODE camp… gotta show code!), and another 5 minutes on futures talk (basically repeating everything Arpan Shah said at TechEd 2005 and I’ve mentioned previously. You can download my PPT presentation as well as the code samples in the ZIP linked below. I plan to do the same talk at the Jacksonville Code Camp , hopefully able to speak more to what’s coming in the next version if it’s publically available by then. I think I’ll even add a SharePoint talk to get people up to speed on that topic.

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.