It looks like I will be at Mix06 in Las Vegas at the end of March. www.mix06.com

I'll be helping out in the IE7 compatibility lab where you can work with members of the IE team to ensure compatibility with the new version of IE. This should be a fun conference that is unlike the traditional Microsoft conference with more discussion taking place and great participation from others as well as Microsoft employees.

Some sessions that promise to be quite interesting with regards to IE:

  • Bill Gates to Go One-on-One with Tim O’Reilly at MIX
  • The Future of IE
    Speaker(s): Dean Hachamovitch
    Focus(s): Business Decision Maker, Designer, Developer
    Session Type(s): Breakout
    Join a discussion about the future roadmap for Internet Explorer. We present an overview of the direction we envision beyond IE7, hear from some industry experts about what they'd like us to do, and then hold an open discussion panel to take your input to help shape the future of IE.
  • Open, Du Jour, De Facto and Proprietary: Standards and Microsoft
    Speaker(s): Chris Wilson
    Session Type(s): Breakout
    How is Microsoft approaching standards for tomorrow's applications? Come discuss the landscape of HTML, Javscript, C#, XAML, XHTML, XML, SVG, and others with the Group Program Manager of IE.
  • Making Your Site Look Great in IE7
    Speaker(s): Markus Mielke
    Focus(s): Designer, Developer
    Session Type(s): Breakout
    In this session, learn how to build and maintain standards-based sites that work great in IE7. Learn how to take advantage of new capabilities such as better HTML and CSS standards support, RSS and Search integration, and new security features.

If you are interested in a frank discussion with the IE team about the future of IE and standards support then you should come to MIX06.
Hope to see you there.
-Dave