Well, it's been too long since my last post - bad blogging form on my part, admit it. I had some great time off over the holidays, a chance to recharge a bit. I hope you did too.

Now - there is a ton going on in the next 6 months in Microsoft Canada DevLand (what would that theme park be like?!) We are going to be travelling across the country delivering over 75 presentations in the next 6 months.

First off, we've got our next user group tour under way in just a month. This one is really interesting - it's on interoperating between .NET and Java. Should be cool - anybody out there that is in a .NET or Java user group, watch the MSDN Flash for details on dates and locations. The tour kicks off on February 8th.

The next set of deep dives are warming up too - Building Web Applications, a first look at ASP.NET 2.0 is going to be a great event. Again, you should watch the MSDN Flash for dates and locations - that roadshow starts on March 1, 2005.

Did I mention there is a lot going on? Two more deep dives before July! Smart Client (Focusing on Microsoft Office, Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 and Information Bridge Framework) and of course . . . Whidbey Deep Dive! One more shameless plug for the Flash won't hurt - details to follow. We'll also be out to the user groups one more before the summer with a deeper look at Whidbey.

What else . . . VSLive! Toronto 2005, taking place at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle on April 13-16th. Second year this wicked conference is coming back to T.O. and taking it downtown!

DevTeach 2005 Montreal happening June18th - 22nd, 2005.

And that's just the live events - there's also a ton happening online - webcasts, chats and even a contest that we think you'll enjoy. More details on that later.

Happy New Year,