This is pretty cool. Hopefully by now you have heard that Microsoft officially announced the release date for Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 as 7 November. What you may not have noticed is that is the opening day of the DevConnections conference in Vegas. Well, if you were not sure whether you should come to this outstanding conference before, maybe this will change your mind: you will get a free fully licensed copy of Visual Studio 2005 and of SQL Server 2005. The specific versions they are going to give out has not yet been determined, but hopefully they will be generous and go with Pro/Standard at least. They will also have a live broadcast of the Microsoft launch event in San Francisco, at which either Bill Gates or Steve Balmer will be speaking.
And if you happen to come to the show, come check out the talks I’ll be giving, which include:
– Connect Smart Client Applications with Indigo
– Build Event Driven Applications with Indigo
– Secure Smart Client ClickOnce Deployments