If one thing was clear at TechEd this year, it is that Microsoft’s partners are no longer in the throes of recession. The floor was bustling with activity, and software makers were eager to show off their latest wares.

ActiveBatch added functionality to its automated job-scheduling development software to eliminate the need for scripting.

AVIcode released an update to its APM solution that addresses Web 2.0 technologies such as AJAX and Silverlight. It provides component discovery, dependency discovery, service model discovery and behavior discovery, said product manager Alex Zakonov. “We monitor the actual end-user experience in the browser, so that we see the exact behaviors of an applications and their payloads,” he added.

ComponentOne unveiled a new online store that was built using its ASP.NET components and .NET 4.0 technologies.

DevExpress demonstrated a new inline color picker that is built into its CodeRush productivity add-on for Visual Studio. Developers click on the color reference, and a swatch dialog loads. CodeRush also added the ability to convert foreach loops in C# and Visual Basic to parallel foreach method calls using the .NET 4.0 parallel library.

InCycle, a consultancy, released a product called InRelease, which automates releasing applications from test environments in Visual Studio, said president Claude Remillard. “It simplifies scripts, removes config files and provides traceability,” he added.

The Mono team was busy showing off a beta of Mono Tools for Visual Studio 2010, but was “primarily doing Q&A sessions about what Apple is thinking” with respect to its MonoTouch tool, said product manager Joseph Hill.

/n Software developed an ADO.NET adapter that binds data to PowerShell.