So I was due to speak at an MSDN events in, of all places, Redmond! 20 minutes before the presentation was to begin, a driver (I will refrain from adding additional descriptive words, but you can fill that in yourself) hit a transformer pole and took out power to an entire city block in downtown Redmond!!!! What are the odds? Could he (or she) have been working for Google? Is it a conspiracy?
The presentation covers new features in VS2008 for web developers and the unveiling of project Astoria, which is an awesome REST based technology for exposing data as services on the Microsoft platform. For more information see Project Astoria.
Sigh… It would have been fun too. Hopefully it will be rescheduled as it had the highest signup for attendees in the US.