I'll be speaking at the Microsoft TechEd: Developer conference in Barcelona Nov 7-10 about Windows Live and the client-side webapp infrastructure and APIs that we're building. I'll do two sessions, DEV210 on the Windows Live platform in general with specific focus on opportunities for developers, and DEV233 which is a deep-dive into the APIs that the devlive team is building to make Windows Live services available to third party developers.
From the TechEd session search:
I'll also be in a few Ask the Experts gatherings on Thursday and Friday.
On the way home I'll be stopping in London for a day of meetings. Roy, how about that pint?
The timing of all this is rather interesting. On the one hand, we're in the middle of implementing localization support in the contacts control. We'll have half a dozen languages up and running before MIX07, possibly even before the end of the year. French will probably be one of the first because we've seen a remarkable adoption rate of the contacts control among French language web sites.
And then to top it all off, I just learned of the huge France Telecom deal about Orange Messenger by Windows Live (also on CNN). I don't think Orange has ever agreed to a co-branding deal before. Orange's European telco competitors must be in a tizzy about now.
At any rate, it should make for some great conversations and excitement at TechEd Europe!