The Austin .NET User Group will be hosting a Whidbey InstallFest as a special event on Wednesday, August 18th at the Austin Microsoft Office (where ADNUG usually meets).  We will be installing the Express versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 on ADNUG member's laptops to play with as well as showcasing new features and helping with any issues (like the install issues that I had!) 

David Waddleton will be joining me again for this InstallFest and will be doing demos, answering questions and supporting the Hands-On Labs (yes, we will have labs to do!)  If you are in Austin, make sure you drop by! 

Where: Austin Microsoft Office / Technology Center
           Stonebridge Plaza, Building One
           9606 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 200
           Austin, TX 78759

When: Wednesday, August 18, 2004
          6:00 PM until ...

I finally did get CDs in, so it won't be the BurnFest that we had at HDNUG (though HDNUG ROCKED!). 

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!!!