Earlier today, we shipped the matching VS 2008 SDK for VS 2008 Sp1 Beta. We are calling this VS 2008 SDK 1.1 Beta, and it is available for download immediately here.

Today, Jean-Marc and I are also kicking off the VSX European Tour in Brussels, Belgium! Over the next 3 weeks, we will be traveling to different countries to speak at various user groups and developer events about VSX. Here is our schedule:

Date

Location

Event

May 20 Brussels, Belgium VISUG - Visual Studio User Group in Belgium.
May 22 Amsterdam, Netherlands DevDays 2008
May 26 Munich, Germany Special Microsoft Event for selected VIPs.
May 29 Zurich, Switzerland MSUGS - Microsoft hosted User Group Event.
June 2 Prague, Czech Republic altairis - Microsoft hosted User Group Event
June 5 Budapest, Hungary VSX Day in Budapest

The Budapest event will be particularly fun, as we will get to meet back with some old friends like Gabor and Istvan from Europe. Gabor is the man behind the super popular Addon Studio for World of Warcraft, and Istvan is the creator of LearnVSXNow. It'll be great to see them again.

Other than these external events, we will also be meeting with internal Microsoft field staff to educate them on VSX, so they can in turn educate others. If you happen to be in any of these cities during those dates, it'd be great for you to join us!

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Here is a picture that I took in the Grand Place in Brussels last night!

- James.