Your are a developer? You are in the UK? Then get yourself over to http://www.Microsoft.com/UK/launch2007/dev/default.mspx and check out what the team has pulled together for UK developers to launch Windows Vista and Office 2007. I am gutted that my Achilles Tendon injury has kept me away from all this - but it looks like it will be a great two days with physical and online elements.

You may have spotted that 20th January 2007 is a Saturday. Saturday! Well - Saturday is going to rock so clear it with your loved ones now. The team are building a huge room full of machines and inviting you to come along and write some code with them. They will brief you on an assignment then give you help to write the code in a two hour period, making sure that you get real experience of the platforms. Also - given it is Saturday, there will be some fun too.

And finally, I can confirm that that we will be giving 1000 copies of Windows Vista Ultimate, and 1000 copies of Office Professional 2007 to people who take part in our online launch event. Cor!!!!! Details on the site. Enjoy!