Copenhagen - a great place to visit in the summer.  Unfortunately, it's November.  It's dark from 4pm to 7am.  The shadows of stuff look *really* cool.  I'm over here for the IT Forum - think TechEd without any developer-related content.  The focus in on our Windows Server Systems offerings.  Lots of presentations on our management offerings - MOM, SMS, Windows Update Services.

BillG did the keynote.  There were some pretty cool demos, including a demo of the new "Operating System Feature Pack" add-on for MOM.  They flattened 100 boxes and rebuilt them all in 10 minutes, upgrading from NT4, XP, and XP1 - no touch, and preserving all user settings.  That was pretty cool...

Scott Charney did the second keynote, and focused on what Microsoft is doing to boost security awareness inside Microsoft.  Interesting stuff, and I think we (Microsoft) need to focus more on prescriptive guideance for our customers. 

One of the big initiatives developers should put on their radar is something called DSI - the "Dynamic Systems Initiative".  I think this is going to be one of those areas with a lot of potential for cooperation between dev teams and IT teams.  Think of DSI as a way to push the architectural information about an environment into an application.  Developers will start seeing DSI show up in Whidbey.  You owe it to yourself to start learning about this initiative now.

By the way, I grabbed Enimem's Encore while I was waiting for the plane Monday night.  Really, really good stuff.  The kid's got quite the chip on his shoulder, and an incredible imagination...