# Tuesday, 08 November 2005

The theme for the global launch of Visual Studio, SQL Server, and BizTalk was "Rock the Launch" with a subtheme of being ready. It was a very fun day complete with impersonators (I saw Elvis, Cher, Madonna, and Tina Turner), and a decor of posters and equipment boxes. Scott Stanfield has a nice summary complete with the pictures I haven't got around to taking yet of the gorgeous special editions of the software we recieved. A number of RDs were there: I saw Scott, Rich Hundhausen, Richard Campbell, and Carl Franklin. Richard offered me a ride to Vegas in the dotnetrocks-mobile but I decided to stick with the plane tickets.

Kate

Tuesday, 08 November 2005 15:23:25 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [1]
Thursday, 10 November 2005 21:08:57 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Hey Kate,

I went to the launch event at The Toronto Congress Centre. Microsoft sure did make an effort to make the event exciting. It was more like a rock concert with the smoke machines and strobe lights. Funny, though, there were no Madonna impersonators. I guess people in Southern Ontario just aren't as flamboient as they are in San Francisco ;)
Joseph Hachey
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