This was my second time to SPTechCon, but my first time to SPTechCon in Boston.  SPTechCon kicked off with a day of workshops before the actual conference began.  My day started with a 3 hour Business Data Catalog session.  I was initially worried about the number of attendees since it was a 2007 subject and not 2010.  However, the room was packed and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to go in depth on the subject.  I covered the basics right through to the ADF and the Object Model.  My slides can be found here:https://lightningtools.com//downloads/sptcbdcworkshop.pptx

Straight after the BDC session, I started my 3 hour session on Business Connectivity Services.  One thing that shocked me was that approximately 1/2 the audience from the BDC session was in the BCS session.  That meant I had to quickly think of new jokes and also try and expand further on some of the topics that were similar.  Slides for the BCS Session can be found here: https://lightningtools.com//downloads/sptcbcsworkshop.pptx

Pretty jet lagged and nursing a cold and having talked constantly for six hours, I went out with good friends to an Afghan restaurant.  The food was excellent! 🙂

The next day I did a 1 hour session on comparing data access methods which included the Data View Web Part, Custom Development and BCS.  Again the session was well attended. 

I then noticed the vast amount of attendees in the exhibit hall, this had to be the busiest exhibit hall I have seen at a conference in a long time.  Although I was a little put off by the Morph with the big packet. 

If ever your in Boston, I strongly recommend the Freedom Trail and the Sam Adams brewery!

Well done to everyone at BZMedia for organizing a great conference!


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