As I prepare for an upcoming MSDN event this week in Irvine,CA, it occurred to me that I've got quite a bit of useful information in the introductory deck.  So, I've put it here for you to download.   One of the things that I try to do in my live presentations it to 'take the notes for you', so that you can better concentrate on what is being discussed / presented.

BTW...thanks in advance to my 'home town crowd'.  I've been inviting my local developers to come out for these events and to bring your friends with you, and it appears that you've been listening.  I'm happy to say that this event has the largest registration of any MSDN event in the entire US for this session - so, thanks!  I'm working really diligently to make it worth your time.