With more than 135,000 websites worldwide running on Umbraco, it is one of the most deployed web content management systems on the Microsoft stack. It powers websites for some of the largest companies in the world including Microsoft, Tesco, Heinz and the BBC to name but a few.

Now in its 3rd year, the Umbraco UK festival, hosted by Umbraco Gold partner, The Cogworks, is the largest Umbraco event in the UK, regularly pulling in over 130 attendees, and this year is no exception with 170 signed up so far.

It's bigger, louder and even more awesome than ever. We have a larger, better venue with some great talks lined up from some of Umbraco and the web industries brightest stars including:-

- Microsofts very own Giles Davies presenting Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Giles will go through what's new, unit testing, the new mocking framework and new capabilities like code clone analysis, agile planning tools and much, much more.

- Umbraco Founder Niels Hartvig and Per Ploug Hansen presenting project 'Belle', the first public prototype of the new Umbraco UI

- Ismail Mayat, Cogworks Senior Developer showing how to get the best out of Umbraco Examine and Lucene.NET with some great hints and tips from a search guru

- Sebastiaan Janssen, Umbraco Project Manager discussing how best to contribute to the Umbraco core project

- Tim Saunders, Cogworks Development Director discussing best practice set up of Umbraco in a load balanced Windows 2008 server environment

- Peter Hotchkin from Redgate Software concentrating on talking about dev/dba relationships and how performance profiling can help. Within the presentation he will cover Red Gate's ANTS Performance Profiler tool and Glimpse.

- Anthony Dang, Cogworks Senior Developer discussing automated setup and how to script IIS, SQL Server and a range of other Microsoft technology to automatically setup and deploy Umbraco

and much much more….

You can find out more on the website - http://umbracoukfestival.co.uk

So if you want to get down with the cool kids and learn some great stuff about (in our opinion) the best open source .NET CMS, then get your ticket fast. They're selling quick!!