Microsoft //Build 2016

Why //Build

I am fortunate enough to work for an employer that cares deeply about keeping up with technology and training their developers to do so. In addition to this my employer is also a Microsoft shop so we already have an interest in the Microsoft stack and what the future has in store for it.

Personally, I’ve never been to //Build or any other MS only conference in the past, but I’ve definitely kept up with the past conferences via the Channel 9 Live Stream. Knowing that this is the one big conference where Microsoft typically unveils their latest and greatest developer news I was all in when approached with the opportunity to attend.

Specific Interest

The team that I currently lead uses the following technologies from Microsoft:
Asp.Net Web API 2
Asp.Net Web Pages
EntityFramework v6
– SQL Server 2012
TypeScript
C# 6

With those tools I was definitely interested in hearing/seeing/learning what Microsoft has in mind for the Asp.Net Core 1.0 and EntityFramework Core 1.0

My Schedule

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Conclusion

All in all this was an excellent conference that I would love to attend again if given the opportunity. In particular I see this as an excellent opportunity to be exposed to up coming tech and to begin to build your bank of possible tools for your next projects!