DAY 1 (21st March) @TECHED INDIA 2012

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I reached at the venue of TECHED at around 8AM with my dear friend Sudeepta Ganguly (@skganguly). I got excited to see so many people over there. We register ourselves and got the TAG (yeah 🙂 ..took some photograph in front of the big poster).

The first person we met was @GetExchange (Sahal Omer from While discussing I saw one of my Guru Jacob Sebastian (@jacobsebastian)SQL Server MVP, Author, Speaker and Trainer from beyondrelational. We had a nice time with Jacob, such a nice person he is. We spent around 30 minutes in discussing about life and technology and that was a really cool discussion. Let me tell you that he has given me a chance to write in Beyondrelational website. During the discussion Nakul Vachhrajani (@nakulv_sql) joined us with Tejas Shah (@tejasnshah).

Just after sometime Pinal Dave (@pinaldave) and Balmukund Lakhani(@blakhani) joined us with Dhananjay Kumar (@debug_mode). These people have there own blogs and they write regularly on MS Technologies. On some jokes we all were laughing out loud and suddenly the announcement was made for attending the keynote session.

Here goes the session detail what I attended today


By Sanket Akerkar and  Bernardo Caldas. They took us through multiple slides and display how Microsoft is passionate towards technology. They told 4000 participants are here and more than a lakh are watching it online. Sanket invited Abhijit Jana (@AbhijitJana) and Jebarson Jebamony and they displayed some glances of home security with Windows Azure meets Kinect.Speaker :

T-SQL Rediscovered with SQL Server 2012

Jacob Sebastian started the technical session and introduced some cool T-SQL functionalities of SQL 2012. some of them are

  • CONCAT() which avoids additional conversion and checks is null automatically.
  • IIF
  • Error Handling
    • THROW
    • For Pagination

    Catapult you data with SQL Server 2012 Integration Service

    Praveen Srivatsa introduced the new Master Data Service(MDS) along with DQS and the CDC. He focused on the Data Cleansing, Expression Table, Tracking Table, VSTA scripting environment.  Check this for more

    Processing Big Data with SQL Server 2012 and Hadoop

    Stephen Forte is a real rock star from Telerik. He gave some rocking performance with the song “I wants to be an engineer” 🙂 . He told Bigdata means Velocity, Volume and Variety. He took us through a full demo session on Hadoop, Bigdata.

SQL Server Misconceptions and Resolution – A Practical Perspective

“Vinod I am going to defeat you. Guys are you with me?????” and Pinal started firing question to Vinod Kumar M (@vinodk_sql). Yes the session was about to know what day to day myths you have on SQL Server and how to avoid it and work smart. They showed some nice demo on SMALLDATETIME, Clustered Index and a lot more. you can read this BLOG  from Dhananjay Kumar. This was a much awaited session and the room was full packed.

Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know

Rajasekharan Vengalil presented on the WIN RT and Async programming using C#. He gave a nice demo on the above concept and answers few of the queries of audience. to know more

The DEMO EXTRAVAGANJA session initiated by HarishV (@harishv), Vinod Kumar and multiple other people from Microsoft was just super and they gave away nice gifts to the audience. I managed to get a Pen Drive :). The small tips and tricks makes sense.

GO BIG tomorrow and will meet so many other persons also.

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