It's almost November and I'm in the final phase of getting ready for a road trip. In the next three weeks I'll be speaking on SQL Server 2008 at:

TechEd EMEA ITPro – talks on Extended Events and on T-SQL performance improvements
TechEd EMEA Developers – talks on T-SQL perf, SQLCLR, Filestream programming, Sparse Columns, and SQL Server/PowerShell
SQLPASS – a preconference day of all SQL Server 2008 developer features and a spotlight session on programming SQL Server spatial data types

If you're at any of those places, please stop by and say hi. I'll also be hanging out at the ask the experts booth some of that time. Looking forward to seeing you there.