The XML 2005 Conference is just around the corner (only a few weeks away)! It starts on November 14th, and will be held in Atlanta. I'll be there for at least a couple days although I'm not sure exactly which day I'll get into town. I'll be giving a presentation on Thursday morning (11/17) at 9:45 where I'll talk about the new XML formats for Office 12, as well as some of the new functionality we've added around customer defined schemas.
I hope that many of you will have a chance to go to the conference as well. If you're thinking about attending, here are some useful links:
There are a couple other talks that will also include Office XML, but those will feature Office 2003's XML support. My session is the only one that will go into Office 12. If you're planning to attend, let me know if there are any topics you'd like to see covered.