John (via Windows Server Blog, via com.com's news blog) just posted news from Microsoft about Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is scheduled for release on February 27, 2008. Lets hope they get it right this time! ;)
New software development center to be opened in fall 2007. Read the press release here..
A Microsoft software development shop in Vancouver? So close to the mothership...This will be interesting.
As most of you know Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. There are rumours that the Olympic Committee has sucked all of the local talent dry. Of course that is great news for all those looking for work. You can put your resume on the market and get a flood of new prospects daily. For those of us on the other side of the coin who are looking for the few that are really top notch the job is just getting harder and harder and much more expensive!
Vancouver is really becoming the place to be for technology.
This is a call out to all the Vancouverites who want to participate in DevTeach. This is the first year it is being held in Vancouver and is really a premier event for us in Vancouver. If you want to give a presentation for the event be sure to hit http://www.devteach.com and submit your session abstracts in the next few weeks.
For those that are considering the event to attend, make sure you register early. The price will go up, so get your budget requests in early!
So what the heck is DevTeach?
A New Breed of Conference
DevTeach stands for Developers Teaching and SQLTeach for SQL Teaching. It is a conference done by developers for developers. It offers the elements of an international conference and the elements of a community event. Sessions include both presentation material and, whenever possible, hands-on training. Read more about their mission here: http://www.devteach.com/vision.aspx