The Houston .NET User Group will be hosting a Whidbey InstallFest as a special event on Tuesday, August 3rd at the Houston Microsoft Office (where HDNUG usually meets).  We will be installing the Express versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 on HDNUG member's laptops to play with as well as showcasing new features and helping with any issues (like the install issues that I had!)  And, maybe (just maybe), we'll hook up some XBox'en an play some Halo!

Where: Houston Microsoft Office
           2000 W Sam Houston Pkwy South
           Suite 350
           Houston, TX 77042

When: Tuesday, August 3, 2004
          6:00 PM until ...

I'm hoping to have duplicated CDs in time for the event (they are on order), but this may turn out to be a BurnFest as well ... as we burn, burn, burn CDs with the bits to install. 

We will be installing Beta versions of software!  While the product teams have done a great job, there is still a lot of work to be done.  Keep that in mind when installing this software ... as it may require a complete reformat of your system to get it off.  In other words, don't do this on a critical production machine!!!