This week I'm in the US again, attending an internal conference for sales, marketing and technical staff. It's our kick-off meeting for the start of the new financial year, in which we look back on last year and set our direction for the coming twelve months. For the next four days (yes, it takes place over the weekend) we have a series of technical sessions, a little similar to TechEd but with a slightly different bias to account for the internal audience. For obvious reasons, there's a fair amount that I can't share, but I will post selected notes on technical topics that are not company confidential.