Last Friday I passed the 70-536 Exam, TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation. I had thought it would be much more difficult but in the end it was pretty easy (or I was just well prepared.. maybe both). Next ones will then be 70-562 and 70-564 to reach the Microsoft Certified Developer status but I think that has to wait until after the thesis.
About two weeks ago I spoke at the “Project Springboard” event – a free event organized by Microsoft Student Partners for students interested in new Microsoft technologies – in the Microsoft office in Cologne about Parallel Computing. As I had only about 60 minutes available my talk was meant provide a very high-level and broad overview over the field (general parallelization, native-, and managed code). I do not know if I really accomplished that task, but the comments afterwards were quite positive. Here are most of the slides I used (small parts were borrowed from PDC presentations).