Microsoft Build 2014

This week I’m back from the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. We were four people going there from the User Platform team here at Infor. The conference was great with a few really nice announcements for example the C# compiler project Roslyn going open source.

I enjoyed checking out news in .Net and web development. As part of the Start Pages project that Peder has written about on the blog we used TypeScript. There are some good news for those of us using it such as debugging support in F12 tools. It was clear that not so many developers have adopted this great new technology for large scale JavaScript application development. But the session on TypeScript was really packed with people, so there is a big interest for a better – typed – solution.

One of the new announcements that many developers where interested in was the cooperation between Microsoft and Xamarin when it comes to native development for mobile devices – in C#. Their CTO, Miguel de Icaza had a fun presentation on Go mobile with Xamarin and C#.

There were a few XAML related session and I would recommend you to check out Quality and Performance for XAML Apps.

For a list of all sessions visit Build 2014 on Channel 9.

We also met Thibuad, a former colleague of mine, and he took a picture of the team coming from Sweden (so Vince who also attended is missing). If you are interested in the faces behind this blog here we are.

It was all great fun but now it is crunch time to prepare the final pieces of the next version of Smart Office.