Here is an update on two more events where I will be speaking and where I hope to meet some of you:

TechEd 2005 Europe, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 5-8, 2005

I will be giving the presentation on  Together at Last: Combining XML and Relational Data in SQL Server 2005, probably give a chalkchart talk on some of the T-SQL extensions (assuming the organizers find some space on the schedule) and also give Pablo Castro's 2 ADO.Net TechEd presentations (so time for me to ramp up on all the good stuff the data works team did for ADO.Net v2!). Note that since these will be repeats from the TechEd 2005 US presentations, they will hopefully be slightly improved based on the feedback we will have received.

SQLPASS 2005, Grapevine (Dallas), Texas, September 27-30, 2005

To answer Don's implicit question: I will be attending and presenting. In fact, they invited me to give a Spotlight presentation (what an honor). The presentation will be

S208: Managing unstructured and semistructured data in SQL Server 2005 on 9/28/2005 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The presentation is an update on my last year's presentation on this topic, so if you have any specific requests, please let me know.

They also have me on the list for the backup presentation (alternate presentation) 1834 - Inside XQuery. And I may also get to deliver a Microsoft presentation (to be determined).