I mentioned with the July preview of POP Forums v9 that there would be an August preview. There will be, but I'm not sure it'll hit in August. It's really starting to feel like an actual app now, and I'm very excited to see it coming along. Unfortunately, I haven't found enough time lately to deliver the things I said would be in this preview. Being a new dad can be like that!
It sounds like something to write in a one year anniversary post, but I have to say that I get slightly annoyed at what people say Microsoft is. It's the typical news story and blog comment noise, and I probably shouldn't care, but it still annoys me. The company is simply too huge and diverse to make a lot of generalizations.
I went to my first Nerd Dinner today. For those of you not aware, our fearless community ninja manager, Scott Hanselman, organizes get togethers for code monkeys and the Microsoft folk that love them. It's a great chance to get out and meet people, find out what they're doing, swap stories, and get a little insight into what's going on around Microsoft as well.