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Last week I spent 4 days in Seattle on Jury Duty. While being a juror I was instructed on not talking about the case on breaks in the jury room. So our jury spoke of many things. Two topics that managed to take our time was transportation and technology. And today, one of the transportation vehicles that we were speaking of starts it's run: The South ......

MIX08- Just 86 days until cutting-edge technical, creative and business strategists engage Microsoft in a conversation about the future of the web on March 5-7, 2008 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV. MIX ix cool. I went in 2006 and am now working on the event. Watching the MIX08 planning unfold is really excitting. You can track the event development ......

It's official! We've launched Microsoft Student 2006. As per Microsoft.com, “Microsoft Student 2006 is a comprehensive, subject-specific resource designed to help middle- and high-school students complete high-quality homework assignments and projects in less time. With curriculum-based templates and tutorials, a fully functional graphing calculator ......

They're back! Yes. Ken and Brian reminded me that TechEd is rapidly approaching. Email from Brian reminded me that I will miss seeing them this year in action. Together they have one PreCon session on Sunday: Visual Basic .NET Programming for Visual Basic 6.0 Developers and then Ken is speaking on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Office System: ......

Last Friday I joined 30 other community members in a volunteer project at Redmond High School. I learned recently that the state of Washington is exploring curriculum development that involves a senior culmination project that every senior would need to do to graduate. The project starts with a briefing during the junior year and wraps up at the end ......

Don Box emailed me recently for information on Tech·Ed Europe planning. I thought perhaps I should post with the news that he knew, but others are starting to find out: I moved from the Tech·Ed team to take a positon as the International Marketing Manager for the Home Retail Division in January. I am now working with the Digital Imaging, Streets ......

Mark Russinovich sent me an email on Friday, August 20th saying that he will have an update to his session WIN499 that will be appearing in the Windows and .NET Magazine (soon to be renamed Windows IT Pro). 



Hello! Just back from travels in the Southwest (Tucson and Vegas-109 degrees! A nice dry heat). TechEd NZ and AUS organizers are up and ready with their event planning. Just wanted to highlight their plans:Check out: TechEd NZ Content Owner Paul Andrew's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew TechEd NZ website: http://www.microsoft.com/nz... ......

Didn't make it to Europe, but Tim Sneath's blog is tracking the hot cotent! Tim is the content manager for TechEd Europe, and he's just listed the top sessions thus far on his site. Check it out at: http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/... Or take a peak... Code Title Speaker Score WIN371 Effective Troubleshooting with the Sysinternals ......

I've got more news on that SQL Server/Visual Studio Party for you!Go to Matt Nunn's Blog for information on how to get an invite.FYI: The party will be held at Werck on Wednesday, June 30th ......

Hi. Just want to clarify a few things from a previously posted blog... Share Your ThoughtsIf you are at TechEd Europe please let share your ideas with me! Informally you may catch me at the RAI. SQL Party @ TechEd EuropeSQL is hosting an Invite-Only SQL Server Party Wednesday, June 30. Go to the SQL Server Ask The Experts area at the conference to collect ......

Good Bye San Diego I am packing to leave sunny (yes-at last) Southern California. As I pack, I remember that I had an action item from the Women In Technlogoy Luncheon. At the end of the event I met Esther Schindler, Site Editor from Ziff Davis Media and she echoed the thoughts of the panelists in that a great way to get known in the industry is to ......

It's not my story, but one that both Kimberly and Steve told me on seperate occasions. Last year, Kim was flying to TechEd Europe on a non-direct flight to Barcelona. She relates that the passenger next to her started to chit chat before the flight took off and they both learned they were going to Barcelona. Then the discovered they were both going ......

I can't believe it is almost over. 8 hours left. Ugh. It's been such a great show. We began planning it in Dallas the day TechEd 2003. I need sleep (as does everyone else). I think I may have a little bit of the “Show Is Over” Blues. And, it's not just TechEd. It's been a wonderful year. When I left Dallas last year, I was finishing the ......

Kimberly has gone on to beat Steve Riley as of Thursday at 6:00 PM. Now I know this seems crazy, but you will have to read my blog tomorrow for the story behind the competition. Thanks to Kevin Lisota and the Mobile Devices team for providing Smart Phone Incentives for Evals. :) Now I am off to see SHAMU. See y'all there! Denise Rank Code Title Score ......

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