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Rehearsals for Ready! Launch Tour

Rehearsals for Ready! Launch Tour

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Updated – Added Hobart Community Launch
Updated II – Corrected the Adelaide Venue – thanks Frank

I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow morning to rehearse with Dave Glover and smokin’ Joe Sango for the developer track for our Ready! tour launching VS 2005, SQL 2005 and BTS 2006. Rob Caron, who will be down here for some of the launch tour, will be joining us via Live Meeting for some of the morning.

On Thursday, I'll be heading up to Brisbane to rehearse the same stuff with Chuck and Anthony Borton.

Of course, Frank and Dave (complete with mo, at least for the first 3 cities) will be on the road with us as well, as will Jeffa and Kleefy. In short, we’re putting the band back together.

In each city, we’ll be doing a community launch event and a business launch event. At the community event you can enjoy a night of networking opportunities with speakers, your peers in the industry, speakers at the next day’s presentations and the Microsoft team. The night will consist of impromptu presentations, plus great food and drinks. We will also distribute lots of resources to get you started with the soon to be launched products.

The next day, we’ll be running a full day event we’re calling the business launch (to distinguish it from the community launch). We’ll have a keynote (which will look very similar to this, but delivered by people with significantly more hair) followed by 3 tracks of technical presentations focusing on the technologies that we’re launching. These will be much more formal presentations than the events the night before.

Here's where we'll be and when:

Date Event Time Location Registration Link
21-Nov-05 Adelaide Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Adelaide Innovation Centre
Level 2 Santos House
91 King William St
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Register
22-Nov-05 Adelaide Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Hilton Adelaide
233 Victoria Square
Adelaide South Australia 5000
Register
23-Nov-05 Melbourne Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Melbourne
9th floor
644 Chapel Street
Melbourne VIC 3141
Register
24-Nov-05 Melbourne Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Sofitel Melbourne
25 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Register
28-Nov-05 Sydney Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Sydney
1 Epping Rd
NORTH RYDE NSW 2113
Register
29-Nov-05 Sydney Business Launch
Note that this is Day 1 of VSLive!
10:00-17:45 Hilton Sydney
488 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Register
30-Nov-05 Canberra Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Canberra
Level 2
44 Sydney Avenue
Barton ACT 2600
Register
1-Dec-05 Canberra Business Launch 10:00-17:45 National Convention Centre
31 Constitution Avenue
Canberra City ACT 2601
Register
5-Dec-05 Perth Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Perth
QV1 Building
Level 14 250 St George Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Register
6-Dec-05 Perth Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Duxton Perth
1 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Register
7-Dec-05 Brisbane Community Launch 18:00-21:00 Microsoft Brisbane
1 Eagle Street
9th Floor
Waterfront Place
Brisbane QLD 4000
Register
8-Dec-05 Brisbane Business Launch 10:00-17:45 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
SOUTH BANK QLD 4101
Register
12-Dec-05 Hobart Community Launch 18:00-21:00 The Old Woolstore
Marrino Room
1 Macquarie Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000
Register
  • w00t!!! Bring it on!
  • the Adelaide venue is the Adelaide Hilton
  • Thanks Frank - fixed.
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