unfortunately, my New York/New Jersey counterpart has suddenly taken ill and won't be presenting the MSDN Events seminars this week in Cerritos and San Diego. i'm sure however ill he is feeling will be nothing compared to what his disappointed kids will be putting him through now that they have to miss out on visiting Mickey, Donald and friends...

in his place, will be the esteemed Mike Benkovich, my North Central counterpart. he's really expert on SQL Server so he's the ideal candidate to deliver the goods on the current topics.

please be sure to give him a warm welcome.