First off, I apologize Rob, for teasing so relentlessly, then ultimately not saying anything of value.  I am however, without any legs to stand on, at least till next week.

Did you know that there's life yet in that old XP 2005 SKU?  There has to be, since Vista is shaping up to be a challenge for us on the Tablet team. We got word that we'll be one of the early teams to RI (reverse-integrate) into the "Main" branch of Vista. "Main" is where all the code that actually meets the quality gates and functionality testing requirements ends up. It is the "shipping-quality" portion of the development of Vista.

Now, you might think "whoa, that's cool, to have your features in Main first is an honor". But it's a mixed blessing, because while on the one hand, many people get to touch your features and you get lots of free testing, on the other hand, you have to be done first, and you have to cut, cut, cut like Freddy to get everything done on time.

Anyway, vacation is over. Home improvement is yet another project started and not finished. My teeth are clean (yep, and no new cavities, to boot). Channel 9 video is being edited (Robert, I beg of you, please edit harshly!) Back to work in the morning.

I promise, you won't be able to resist the Tablet news at PDC. Really.

PNL12  Future Directions in Mobile Device Hardware
Day/Time: Friday, September 16 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM Room: 411
Speaker(s): Mike Boothe, Derek DiPerna, Jeremy Jacobson, Bert Keely, Jim Mann, James Pratt, Jeff Samitt
Session Type(s): Panel
Track(s): Tools & Languages
Come and hear where mobile device hardware is going from technology experts within Microsoft and industry partners. Ask your burning questions on battery technology, screen innovations, wireless networks, and much more.