Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 launch in Detriot

Wow - I just came back from Microsoft's Hero's Happen Here event in Detroit to launch Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. It was a well organized event, but more important to me was to catch up with everyone I met at this years CodeMash event. I always leave these events with a tremendous sense of community. Special thanks to Keith Elder, who hosted the geek dinner afterwards. (An extra special thanks to Randy Pagels!) At this event I was able to meet fellow F# blogger Dustin Campbell and share a few thoughts on F#. I wish I had more time to talk shop......... I was also able to meet Jeff McWherter, Joe Wirtley and spend six quality hours in the car with Corey Haines and Michael Letterle. Well, Corey was only awake for three.... Another reason for the feeling of community was the presence and dedication of Microsoft's regional representatives, Josh Holmes, Brian Prince, Darryl Hogan and Jeff Blankenburg. Hope to see you all again soon!

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