End of the conference season 2008. At least for me, my friends in Belgium are looking forward to their SQL Server Day, coming up soon.

I was able to catch up with a lot of friends at TechEd EMEA ITForum, TechEd EMEA for Developers, and SQLPASS, including some folks I hadn't seen in years. Just wanted to reiterate how good it was to see you, how much fun it was to hang out. I heard about of a lot of exciting new upcoming technologies and was able to discuss them with the industry's experts one-on-one.

My contribution was some hopefully useful information that made it easier to understand the zen of the new SQL Server 2008 features, the motivation for migration, and a lot of cool tools for your planning, deploying, and troubleshooting toolbox. All the sample code that I can give away is posted on the SQLskills website. The folks at the SQLPASS preconference even received DVDs. I hope you had as good a time as I did.