Are you going to TechEd 2006 this June? What better chance to spend some time kicking back and talking about the next version of SharePoint from a developers perspective. Want to mellow out with me and a room of screaming geeks for an hour or so? Want to be the ruler of your own nation?
I’ve submitted a Birds-of-a-Feather session called Getting Ready for the next generation of SharePoint that I would love to see happen. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are a one-hour open, moderated discussion on any topic of great interest to TechEd conference attendees. Birds of a Feather sessions are not presentations or panel discussions. There are no speakers and no slides. A microphone and whiteboard will be available, but there will be no projection equipment (BYOBA). Here’s the blurb for my submission:
The next version of SharePoint has a new name, a new face, and a plethora of new features that are just itching to be scratched by the development community. Come share your questions, concerns, and ideas with others heading towards the same path. It's casual and we'll have an informal developer rap about the potential to unlock some of the great new features of the system. Discuss with others, passionate about the new technology, and how you can ahead of the curve for developing your own solutions, big, small, or otherwise with the next version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
So if you’re heading to TechEd and want to see the session happen, please vote for it. If you’re not going to TechEd, then you might as well vote for me as I can blog about it after the fact and all the cool stuff you missed out on because your company was too cheap to send you to Boston for a conference. Oh hell, just vote for it. It’ll be better for everyone in the end.
 BYOBA: Bring your own balloon animals