DevCon @ Ubertor

Just want to say thank you to MVP Allan Magune for inviting me to attend this event last November 13, 2010 in DevCon. This was the first for me and was just there to cheer for Microsoft Philippines DPE as the sponsor for this event and I did not know what was with DevCon and what DevCon people do.

Saw one member of PHIWUG doing a lightning demo on Silverlight development and a fellow MVP Jon Limjap on a demo on Windows Phone.



For one DevCon is a group or a gathering of different people with different preferences on the technology they use. I saw Mac people and Linux enthusiast. Apparently they have this session called “Birds of the same feather”, where there would be representatives from the 3 operating systems to take turns in the microphone and convince the crowd, to choose the operating system that they are representing. Another is why NOT the other operating systems. Me and a fellow PHIWUG member was ambushly volunteered for this and I had a quick flashback on my history in the technology space.


Some key points that we expressed that made Windows as the choice operating system of this DevCon night:

  1. TCO
  2. Manageability
  3. Windows Server Roles
  4. Windows 7
  5. Transparency in the OS roadmap
  6. Desktop Cost
  7. Usability
  8. Support
  9. . Installation
  10. . Enterprise
  11. . GPO
  12.   Productivity
  13. . Should I continue with this list? Because I have not yet gone thru IPv6, Direct Access, BitLocker, Applocker and the list goes on and on and on and on..


I had been a Unix (they say Mac is unix, daw) administrator, a Linux administrator (Hi sir Dojie, Leslie and Sir David) but I will still choose Windows as my technology preference and a platform of choice. I know we had Vista, but that’s history – in the night all issues had been just about Vista but we now have Windows7. Try it out, it may surprise you like most of the people and enterprises that I had a chance to demo this to.

Again, thank you DevCon, it was really fun having this friendly discussion with you guys!


Thank you to MVP Jon Limjap and other community members for the Photo.


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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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