Last week I was at TechEd in New Orleans, presenting, manning the SQL Server Security and Managability station, meeting with friends and business associates, and, of course, partying. The heat and humidity took a little getting used to, but otherwise it was a great time. Thanks to everyone who attended the sessions; the demos are posted on the SQLskills website as promised. To all of my old friends, as well as the new friends I met in New Orleans for the first time, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.