One of the first things I wanted to get online was a post about an exciting event which I attended recently.
I was one of the lucky developers to be chosen to attend a Microsoft “Jump in Camp” in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Zurich, I was promised interesting discussions and a good time, and I have to admit both were provided in ample measure.
Over the 4 days a number of topics were presented and discussed, these involved
Web Platform Installer
Windows Azure Storage platform
Azure SDK for PHP
Microsoft Live Labs Pivot
SQL Server Reporting Services for PHP
But the camp wasn’t just a talking shop, we also had time to get down to the serious business of coding some of these things into our respective projects, I will post more details on each of these things separately in the coming weeks.
I would like to thank everyone who organised and attended the camp, over the 4 days I met talented people, undertook some strange challenges and learnt more about the steps Microsoft are taking to work towards interoperability between differing technologies than I could ever of imagined.
I hope they do something like this again as I believe its a very important and productive way to get face-to-face time with the key open-source projects and people within Microsoft for the benefit of the most important people for us all “the users”.