May 8, 2017
This is a short week of work for me, really just today before heading off to attend Microsoft Build 2017. I'll spend the rest of the week watching Microsoft show off their latest tools, ideas, technology, and more at the developer's conference. I'm not speaking (I think) and am looking forward to three days of learning, watching, and getting excited about building software that for the most part depends on data in some way. I'm not sure what will be presented, as the schedule hadn't been posted as of the time I wrote this, but I'm sure there will be plenty of Azure and SQL to go with all the Windows and .NET sessions. I'm especially interested in ways that DevOps is making its way into the Microsoft stack and looking forward to seeing the creative solutions out there.
I haven't attended Build since it was the PDC many years ago. It's been since the early 2000's when I went to a few of these events while I was trying to develop software running on SQL Server. I first saw Microsoft showcase XML tools in the late 90s and tablets a few years later. I always enjoyed these shows and after a few years off was looking forward to going back. Then they cancelled the event for a few years before it was reborn as Build. I've been trying to schedule a trip for the last 4 years, but scheduling keeps getting in the way. I know, it's a hard life, and I'm not complaining. It's just been disappointing for me.
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