Day 3 – Microsoft Ignite 2019

The first thing I had on my calendar for Day-3 was certification exam AZ-203 which I cleared and I am glad that I have now cleared all Azure certifications (AZ- track). Here is a glimpse of my badges –

Most of the day today, I was at the Hub browsing different product teams’ and partners’ exhibits. Attended a few open theater sessions around different products including Azure Governance and Securing Windows @ Mechanics Live. It was great to find two of my past employers having exhibits (Yash Technologies and Mindtree).

I also found that all the books in MS store are 20% off. I would be buying a few tomorrow. Got some cool swag and Stickers as well –

Apart from the open theater sessions in the Hub, I have attended the “.Net Platform Overview and Roadmap” session by Scott Hunter and Scott Hanselman in the afternoon. It was informative with some good demos – including deploying & running an iOS app on an iPhone within one minute. Some key points were –

  1. gRPC support in ASP.Net Core
  2. C# 8 new features
  3. Blazor roadmap
  4. .Net Core IoT support
  5. Jupyter Notebooks with .Net
  6. .Net 5

Overall, the day went well and I am looking forward to meeting more people at hub tomorrow and Microsoft’s Ignite Celebration at Universal in the evening.

Have a good night!