MSDN Flash - May 16, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 9

May 16, 2011 - Volume 15, Number 9

Sanna Kuusisto

Dear readers,

The 7th edition of Microsoft TechDays Switzerland was organized on May 2-3 in Basel and on April 5 – 6 in Genève. Well over 1300 developers, architects and ITPros attended 90 sessions focusing on latest Microsoft technologies. Thanks for all the participants and contributors for making TechDays 11 a success.
Presentations and screencasts of TechDays 11 Basel are now also available online. You can find them either at event website or TechDays 11 Switzerland Channel 9 series. Check also TechDays Basel Photo Gallery by Swiss IT Magazine.

During the Basel Keynote we announced Microsoft Switzerland Technology Innovation Award 2011 winners. Competition was really tough. Jury awarded following 3 winner projects that implement innovation at its highest degree: “LabUI – the Roche Diagnostics User Interface Framework” from Roche Diagnostics AG, “TrueSense” from BizTelligence GmbH and “ScrumTable” from Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil. Thank you for all the competitors and congratulations for the winners.

Microsoft @ Jazoon'11

The 5th edition of Jazoon will take place at the Arena Filmcity Zürich on June 21-23. This year Jazoon opens doors also to non-Java developers. Microsoft will be part of Jazoon with 2 full tracks covering hottest Microsoft topics, intros for Microsoft-newbies, as well as deep dives on languages. On 3rd day, Microsoft@Jazoon presents an in-depth into ALM for both .NET and Java developers. Ticket prices: 3-days 2240 CHF / 1-day 855 CHF. Microsoft offers 15% discount for the first 100 people requesting discount code via

Win a free 3-day ticket to Microsoft@Jazoon'11: The 2 quickest people sending “Microsoft@Jazoon” e-mail to will win free 3-day ticket to Jazoon`11 (we will contact winners in person, max 1 ticket / person, no change to cash).


Kind regards,

Sanna Kuusisto
Developer Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft Switzerland GmbH

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