# Tuesday, 30 March 2010

It's thirteen days to launch. Yesterday I was able to confirm I will be attending the Las Vegas event. I'm stoked! The speaker line-up is amazing:

In addition to insightful keynotes by Bob Muglia, President, Server and Tools Business and Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Platform, see key members of the Visual Studio team including Doug Seven, Sean McBreen, Chris Sells and Andy Conrad. Also see favorites from the third-party community including Juval Lowy, Michele Leroux Bustamante, Billy Hollis, Tim Huckaby, Rocky Lhotka, Dan Wahlin, Steven Smith, and Rick Strahl. Listen to a live recording of .NET Rocks! with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell.

That's 8 RDs in that paragraph. Are we an amazing community or what? There is so much good stuff in this release that I haven't been able to play with it all yet, so I'm really looking forward to having some smart people show me what I need to know quickly.

If you can't be there in person, you'll miss some of the fun, but not all! Code Project is running a Tech Summit so you can "experience the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch alongside the Visual Studio team." Live video sessions and even a virtual swag-bag for attendees.

One way or the other, be there!

Kate

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 06:41:19 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [3]
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 08:11:31 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
I would prefer these 8 R&D spent their time fixing bugs with VS2008 and making sure VS2010 working smooth.
Sergey
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 08:16:17 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
No, not eight people from Research and Development, eight Regional Directors. See http://www.microsoftregionaldirectors.com/ for more details. Juval Lowy, Michele Leroux Bustamante, Billy Hollis, Tim Huckaby, Rocky Lhotka, Steven Smith, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are all Regional Directors - people who don't work for Microsoft and speak on the technology at important conferences (among other things.) So am I. We don't get to write parts of Visual Studio.
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 12:30:13 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
As always a fan of your writings, you always provide hot IT news
Rayne Letteus
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