I just planned my time for the rest of Feb and March and I am overwhelmed by how much work I have left to do. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, on the 24th of March I am flying my family to Europe for a month long holiday!

I am going to be blogging infrequently over the coming weeks sorry about that!

The good news is that I have a bunch of stuff to share with you today!

1. Please if you are not already booked to attend the March Technical Briefing Events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch book yourself a ticket today – www.microsoft.co.nz/techbrief. The events cost $199 plus GST and all attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Windows Vista Ultimate or Office Professional 2007! (conditions apply). 

This event is going to be a bit different to what we have done before and I’m excited by the “Real World” scenarios we are building into the development track that if successful may be adopted by Microsoft worldwide!… That’s all I’m saying for now but come along as there is no fabrikam here 😉

Also since Nathan, Darryl and myself have been charged with the keynote we are going to try and make it not suck (but we need your help). Create a 15-30 second video showcasing Windows Vista… you become part of the keynote and win some cool prizes. See http://www.geekzone.co.nz/vistavideo for details. Looking at the couple that have already been submitted don’t rule out using humor and you could always try something like this… if 30 secs isn’t long enough submit a series… get innovative… get funny… get going 🙂

Thinking of partners that you might like to see in the keynote, are you interested in seeing Right Hemisphere present? I mentioned a few times that I was working with them and their Vista support, they were even covered in the Campbell Live piece at launch.

2. The other conference I’m speaking at is this Emerging Web Technologies & Trends conference in Auckland. I didn’t choose the title or the abstract so any feedback on what I should include in this presentation will also be greatly appreciated 🙂

3. On that note we have recently released MIX University as a place for you to learn more about some of the web and user experience technologies that I have been discussing on this blog… take a look here to get yourself up to speed.

If you want more check out this growing list of WPF applications in the wild and try this incredible 3D WPF visualisation of molecular structures, learn more here.

Hope to see you at an event in March!