Hi All,

We were very lucky to have Matt Heller down from the US to talk at Tech.Ed and join us on a road show across the country to raise awareness, educate, discuss features, functionality and answer questions.

Matt Heller works with the Windows Product Management group in Redmond, Washington, USA.  Matt has been working with Microsoft for more than 3 years on a range of products including Internet Explorer, Windows Vista and Windows CardSpace.  Matt is currently working on Developer, Enterprise and Security product management for Internet Explorer where he is tasked with ensuring customers are well equipped to successfully deploy (or migrate) and manage Internet Explorer.  With the release of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, Matt is helping customers understand and evaluate the new features available in the product.  Matt has worked extensively with Internet Explorer since the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2.  In that capacity Matt played an active role in IE7 from its earliest builds, speaking to customers about many of the security changes and improvements offered from the first Beta builds all the way to the final product release. 

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At Tech.Ed, Nigel Parker managed to grab some time with Matt and have a chat about some of the new features and things to be aware of in Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 (length - 8 minutes).

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As previously mentioned, We delivered a road show across New Zealand over the course of 7 days. Matt delivered 17 sessions, visited Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and spoke to over 750 Web Developers. We recorded the Auckland unplugged session for those who were unable to attend the road show - we hope you find this useful. (length - 51 minutes).

Nick.