TechED Europe in Berlin was another great Microsoft event this year. Even the weather was not completely bad during the week, which is not guaranteed during November in Berlin.
From an embedded perspective, TechED certainly is not focusing on smart devices, but it always gives some insight on technologies where devices knit into overall solutions.
As an attendee you could see that Microsoft bets heavily on the cloud (Azure) now. I see a lot of potential in that, but also allow myself some skepticism if everybody is currently ready going join that bandwagon .
OK, some of the services are brand new and therefore may lack some maturity, but quite often I miss the migration path from on-premise to cloud services, which is easy to handle and pays off quickly.
Embedded devices are able to participate a lot from the potential of this new approach, but there are some challenges.
Stay tuned for more…