I was happy to see that Mike Taulty was giving two talks about Silverlight . He has a great way of imparting information in a relaxed and unassuming way – its a nice skill to have especially when coupled with a strong understanding of the subject matter. I’m looking forward to his talk covering Windows Phone 7 this coming Friday…
UI Interaction Design
Michael Koster evangelized on the benefits to a Developer in using Blend alongside Visual Studio – he did a great job of showing all the time saving features that are a part of Blend itself – I still have much to learn in this area but am learning fast , now using Blend on a daily basis
ASP.Net 4 / JQuery
Like his predecessors Mike Ormond covered a lot of ground in a short space of time. He has a no nonsense style and appeared to have prepared well ( I especially enjoyed the example app that usefully covered much of the functionality of JQuery and am looking forward to some revision using it).