Patrick\’s Bytes

20, May 2008

WCIT 2008 Microsoft Malaysia

Filed under: Tech.Ed,Tech.Ed 2008 SEA,WCIT — patrickyong @ 5:13 am

Here are photos of us taking part in the exhibition

Senior Leadership Team

Yasmin, Microsoft M’sia MD sharing light moments with delegates

A man with unlimited potential Malaysia Software Economy Director Tyson Dowd

Tyson and Hazree our LCA Director

WCIT_0519_0024 Hazree, our LCA Director


WCIT_0519_0072 Me & John Mah from Novell who is here to present about Microsoft Interop initiatives with Novell

Rohimah, Microsoft Innovation Center Manager @Cyberjaya with her partner Andre Sequerah, CEO of Aexio Software Sdn Bhd.

Our partner from Chase Asia, Juvita at the Security section

Lorraine, Rahimah and Pohz with partners at the Win Mobile section

Hard working people at the booth

The Lego Mindstorm kids tweaking their robots

WCIT_0519_0016 IT Security Specialist Azra, he looks like someone from FBI or Secret Service


Yvonne (centre) from BMO

Catch me and Poh Sze presenting at Tech.Ed SEA 2008

Candid shot of Praveen and Yvonne

The Tech.Ed section, at the back is Angeline from Crystal Edge

Me & Winne our ISV Partner Account Manager

To be continue…


1, February 2008

Introducing Walter

Filed under: Ajax,ASP.NET,Tech.Ed,Tech.Ed 2008 SEA — patrickyong @ 4:27 pm

Walter is a good friend of mine and we used to worked together in Microsoft. He is now a CTO of am ISV in cyberjaya and he has all the while been very passionate about web technologies and it’s security. A regular speaker on web security issues, his eval score in events like Tech.Ed is much higher even compared to more experienced speakers.

He has got a blog for quite sometime at Live Space talking about web development as well as hacking websites. Recently he has been quite active blogging so I urge my readers to check out his at

19, January 2008

Tech.Ed 2008 SEA coming to town!

Filed under: Tech.Ed,Tech.Ed 2008 SEA — patrickyong @ 4:58 pm



The mother of all geek conferences in Malaysia (and maybe South East Asia) is coming back to Kuala Lumpur from 11-14 August. This year will focus on new products such as Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. So again there will be tonnes of tracks about those products for both IT Pros and developers.

In fact you can register now at the official website as a super early bird price now at RM649. Do take advantage of it because the actual price will be RM 1299.00 and you will be getting huge discount also. Also watch out for upcoming Microsoft events because there might be more goodies if you sign up for Tech.Ed in those events. For instance, you can go to TechNet MSDN Road Show to check out more as I will be speaking there as well.

  1. Penang
  2. Kuching
  3. Kota Kinabalu

31, July 2007

4 cool new features about SQL Server 2008 codename Katmai

Filed under: SQL Server,Tech.Ed — patrickyong @ 7:45 am

Time Chapman, a SQL Server DBA written about the features he likes in SQL Server 2008, the 4th one in his list is my favorite too for a developer viewpoint. Change Data Capture makes it easier to create audit log components if you use of stored procedure for data tier coding.

September’s TechEd Southeast Asia 2007 features a few topics too about Katmai both for DBAs and developers.

Enterprise Data Management Track

  1. BI enhancement in SQL Server 2008
  2. Next release of SQL Server: Data Warehouse Enhancement
  3. SQL Server 2008: Overview
  4. SQL Server 2008 Manageability Overview

30, July 2007

2 OBA RAPs VHD available for download

Filed under: Biztalk,Office Business Application,Sharepoint,Tech.Ed,Windows — patrickyong @ 12:00 am

The OBA team has made Loan Origination and Public Service E-forms OBA RAP Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) available for download at

 If you are in South East Asia region want to find out more about these OBA RAPs, do come to TechEd SEA 2007 and attend the follow sessions.

Office System & Messaging Track

  1. Microsoft Sharepoint Products & Technologies 2007: Administrative Architecture & Planning for Deployment, Part 1
  2. Microsoft Sharepoint Products & Technologies 2007: Administrative Architecture & Planning for Deployment, Part 2
  3. SharePoint Governance & Information Architecture Guidance
  4. Building Apps with MOSS 2007 Excel Services
  5. Reporting solutions in Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007
  6. Doc Management in SharePoint 2007
  7. Integrate LOB with SharePoint Business Data Catalog

Architecture Track

  1. Office as a Platform Architecture?

Developer Track

  1. Developing Real World OBA
  2. Open XML Architecture and Benefits
  3. Anatomy of OBA
  4. Workflow in real world

27, July 2007

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is here

Filed under: .NET Programming,Tech.Ed,Visual Studio,VSTO — patrickyong @ 2:05 am

Beta 2 of Orcas just got release today and is downloadable either in VPC form or a DVD image. If you are based in South East Asia, where else to learn from experts about Orcas except TechEd 2007 South East Asia. There is the good old developer track and the newer web development track and their sessions have a lot of  materials on Orcas.

Web Development and UX Track
Getting Started Building Rich Interactive Apps with Silverlight
Deep Dive into Silverlight 1.1. with .NET

Developer Technology Track
Windows Client .NET: Building Rick Client UI with Acropolis Framework
Workflow in real world & how MS leverages workflow technologies
What’s new for device developers in Orcas
A lap around VS Orcas
LINQ and XML Integration in VB Orcas

You can have a look at the full list here.

11, July 2007

Speaking @TechEd SEA 2007

Filed under: Tech.Ed — patrickyong @ 3:49 pm

 I will be speaking about Windows Workflow Foundation during TechEd SEA 2007 from 10 Sept to 13 Sept 2007. Check out this site.

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