I found out today that I will get to attend the SQL Server Magazine Connections conference (part of the DevConnections megaconference) in Las Vegas next month. On the heels of the SQL PASS conference in Grapevine last month, I'm still on a 'high' from what I learned there. I was hoping to get to attend a launch party for SQL Server 2005; although this conference is not technically a launch party, I'm sure it will turn into same.
I hope to get to rub elbows and trade stories with some of the SQL Server heavyweights. I'm certain to learn a few things, and at a minimum, I'm guaranteed a free copy of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 just for showing up. Whatever happens, I'll be sure to document the entire four days right here.