I've been remiss, October 2009 was the first month with no blog entries in a long while. I'm been heads down, working on some projects that will come to fruition soon. And there's also the freak "leaf recycle bin accident" that's left be on my back for most of last week. But this week…I'm traveling.

I'm here in Berlin for TechEd Europe and the weather reminds me of home, overcast and drizzling. Heading off in a few minutes to seek the Berlin Messe via S-Bahn and U-Bahn.

Unlike most other conferences I've been a part of this year, they've sold out TechEd Europe once again. It is, however, one week of combined conference rather than one developer week and one ITPro week as in past. With the large number of conferences in this timeframe (e.g. PDC is next week, SQL Connections is this week, SQLPASS US was last week), it will also be interesting to see the makeup of the attendees compared with years past.

I'll be doing a few talks on SQL Server performance and one on compliance/auditing, but I'll also be spending some time in the SQL Server booth at the Technical Learning Centre. If you're around, drop by and say hi.

This should have actually been posted this morning, but the network and blog software thought otherwise. Just returned from day 1 and from the Berlin 20th anniversary of the wall's dismantling. A good time all 'round!