TechDays 2012

Last Thursday and Friday I visited the Microsoft TechDays.

It was very interesting to hear about the new developments for Windows and other Microsoft products. Some of the subjects are known for a while, but it was very meaningful to hear the developers and managers talk about it themselves.

One thing I’m particularly excited about is the new way of asynchronous programming using the “async” and “await” keywords. It allows the compiler to handle callbacks for you and makes parallel programming a lot easier for developers.

Besides the Microsoft lectures there were also a lot of third party talks from people and companies who shared good ideas and tips.

All in all, two days well spend!