We are so close to launch now I can smell it! This is a very big launch for Microsoft UK - and hence there is a main Launch Event in Birmingham on Nov 8th followed by three regional events - London, Harrogate and Edinburgh. I will be hosting some of my ISV early adopters at the Birmingham and London events - and will be around during the day to share in any last minute panic with my colleagues

If you need a carrot it’s worth pointing out we’re giving away a free copy of Visual Studio 2005 Pro, and SQL Server 2005 Standard to every attendee. This software is not time limited or restricted in away way – it’s a full-blown copy of each product for every attendee.

To register, head to http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windowsserversystem/launchtour/default.mspx