Announced in the past week or so, Microsoft has released an update to Codezone that expands the focus beyond just the developer community to members of Culminis and PASS. For PASS members and prospective PASS Chapters they can elect to host with PASS (preferred, but optional), host at UGSS, or host separately. Each group will have to assess the pros and cons of the choices. My take is it's very nice to see MS trying to make it easier to start groups.
New stuff at http://www.ugss.codezone.com.