This sounds like a great event! I love it when top-notch partners step up and give our customers the real deal! I would definately NOT miss this one (if you're in the big smoke)

http://www.objectsharp.com/vs2008/default.aspx 

As beta testers and members of insider Microsoft Software Design Reviews (SDRs), ObjectSharp Consultants have been evaluating the new features in Visual Studio 2008 over the past 2 years,. And for the past 6 months they have been using VS2008 in real world applications. So you will want to hear what they have to say during this free event about “what’s hot vs what’s not” in Visual Studio 2008.

VS2008 at the Movies: What's Hot and What's Not in Visual Studio 2008 - ObjectSharp