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Brian Holmgård Kristensen

Hi, I'm Brian. I'm a Danish guy primarily working with ASP.NET e-commerce solutions using Microsoft Commerce Server.

I'm co-founder and core-member of Aarhus .NET Usergroup (ANUG), which is a offline community for .NET developers in Denmark.

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 Tuesday, 30 October 2007

With only a few days to the kick-off of the TechEd Developers conference in Barcelona I have been doing some preparation in order to try and get the most out of the days there as possible.

Below is a list of some of the (in my opinion) most exciting and interesting sessions. And I would really like to attend them all, however this is quite impossible because of overlaps in them. There is really nothing to do about that other than trying to prioritize between them.


What is Next for the .NET Framework and Distributed Applications? 


Agile Development with Team System 


.NET Framework 3.5 End-to-End: Putting the Pieces Together - Part 2 


"IronPython" and Dynamic Languages on .NET


Why Software Sucks


Programming SQL Server 2008 


Microsoft Visual C# Under the Covers: An In-Depth Look at C# 3.0


Exploring Event Driven Architectures


T-SQL Querying: Tips and Techniques


Entity Framework Introduction


Building Highly Scalable ASP.NET Web Sites by Exploiting Asynchronous Programming Models


Unit Testing Tips and Techniques with Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework


Building Services with the Service Factory: Modeling Edition


Communities? Can They Really Help My Business, My Day-to-Day Job, and My Career?


LINQ to Entities – Use LINQ to access ADO.NET Entity Data Models


Top Ten ASP.NET Scaling Tips


Improving Code Performance with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Developers 


Hidden Gems in ASP.NET 2.0


ASP.NET: Why, What, How and When?


Manual and Dynamic Mocks with C# and Visual Studio Team System


Building Languages With The Dynamic Language Runtime


WEB310   The Next Release of ASP.NET – Significant Features Available Soon… (really soon)


Designing High Performance, Persistent Domain Models


LINQ to “X”, ADO.NET Entity Framework, DataSets & Co – What is it with all these Data Access Technologies?


Understanding ASP.NET Internals


Web Application Security


Building Multi-Channel E-Commerce Solutions with Commerce Server 2007, ASP.NET, AJAX, Silverlight, WPF, SharePoint and BizTalk Server


Hardcore Production Debugging of .NET Applications


The Joins Concurrency Library (Cω in a Box)


Parallel and Asynchronous Functional Programming on .NET with F#


ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC)


Framework Engineering: Architecting, Designing, and Developing Reusable Libraries


The Near Future of Programming is All About Concurrency – But What do Technologies such as F# and the Joins Library Mean for Developers?


Securing your High-Risk ASP.NET Web Applications: A Case Study

My focus will primarily be on the Web Development track as this is most related to my daily work with eCommerce solutions and also extremely interesting to me. But also especially the Architecture track and the Tools & Languages track appeals to me. Here goes links to the complete list of Technical Tracks and Session Search Tool on the TechEd homepage.

My TechEd journey starts early on Sunday, starting out with a couple of hours in the train from Aarhus to Copenhagen Airport. I will arrive in Barcelona after a intermediate flight-stop in Zürich.

Ohh and by the way... please remember to keep an close eye to this blog during the days of TechEd as I plan to write a lot of posts from it!

Waou - I'm so exited :-)

Posted on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 21:52:54 (Romance Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
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 Thursday, 25 October 2007

First let me point out: I know it has been a while since my last post. I will try to get some more posts done in the future and I have already some in the line-up including:

  • Extending Commerce Server 2007 Payment and Shipping Methods
  • Disable "Requires Question and Answer" option in Commerce Server 2007
  • Being part of a sparkling new .NET Usergroup ( / Sørens blog posts)

Some time ago I wrote a post about my upcoming education strategy including a MCTS Web Developer certification. This certification takes two exams and I'm very happy to announce that I have now completed the first of the two exams. I have passed the Exam 70–536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Application Development Foundation. My score on the test was 806 points with a passing score of minimum 700 points.

The complexity level of the test took me a little by surprise - or maybe I was not enough prepared, however I think the test was harder than I had imagined. But that is not a bad thing - that only encourages me to study harder for my next exam, 70-528, approximately coming up by week 49 (December).

A small hint about the exam is that a good thing to master completely is the globalization/localization stuff in the .NET Framework, a lot of questions in my test was regarding that, so classes like CultureInfo, RegionInfo, NumberFormatInfo, CompareInfo, Calender etc. are worth looking at.

Next event for me is the upcoming TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona. I'm very excited about it and I will soon post a list of some of the sessions that I properly will attend. Also Microsoft Denmark has announced that they will be holding a 'Country Evening Party', a night-out for the Danish attendees which I'm really looking forward to.

Posted on Thursday, 25 October 2007 18:57:05 (Romance Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
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