High on the agenda for attendees at Tech Ed in Auckland last week was hearing details of Microsoft.NET.
"We're here to find out about SQL 2000, XML and Biztalk," says Advantage Group's Rob Hawthorne.
Advantage Group attendees went their separate ways at the three-day event to cover as many sessions as possible.
Two regulars at the event, Jeremy Persen and John Salmon from Computerland in Nelson, voiced wonder that yet another development language, C#, was on offer.
"We counted them up in the plane on the way here; there are at least seven now," said Salmon.
He wanted to find out more about the new developer tools on offer.
The Terabyte crew was at Tech Ed on a general fact-finding mission.
"Just keeping up with the play more than anything; you need to know what's coming up," says William Boyd.
Boyd, Phil Bannister and Simone May weren't impressed with the Department of Justice case against Microsoft.
"In the end I think the consumers will lose. If Microsoft can't share code between the OS and applications, then the products will have to be even larger," Boyd said.
For more .NET reaction see .NET centre of Tech Ed talk.