TechEd Europe 2004

Well, I have to admit that I will miss the echo of the drums and buzz surrounding TechEd Europe 2004. There are many new and exciting things coming for developers next year which means a lot of reading too J


My favorite session (besides DAT354 which I presented of course) was Scott Guthrie’s one about the next generation of ASP.NET 2.0. I enjoyed also the Tim Sneath’s session. SQL Server 2005 integration with .NET is cool although I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that it supports only external .NET assemblies that have to pre-registered in similar way that RS integrates with .NET assemblies. Why can I write the whole darn thing in managed code? Hopefully the next SQL Server incarnation will finally kiss T-SQL good bye … Another sad thing was that .NET 2.0 Enterprise Services still require COM+ interop. COM dies hard…


The buzz surrounding Reporting Services was impressing too. The RS sessions were the ones most attended and looks like many of you are planning to give Reporting Services a spin and/or bring it to the max. Stay tuned; many good things are happening in the RS 2005 including the next generation of WinForm and ASP.NET controls…


I enclose download links to my presentation and source code for those of you who missed the event. 

  • DAT354 Presentation “Building SQL Server Reporting Service Applications”
  • Source code
  • Source code script