The ODC is shaping up to be a great event for SharePoint developers. This year it is on Feb 10-13th in San Jose, CA.
I will be there with Alex Malek doing a session on developing SharePoint solutions using the Visual Studio extensions for WSS.
There are a lot of developers out there that use these tools & we have had well over 100,000 downloads of them. However, there are still a lot of developers who couldn't use version 1.0 of the tools for a variety of reasons. For some they were not powerful enough. We think we have changed that with 1.1. We want to not only talk a little about the basics, but also dig into some of the more unknown areas of the tools. Plenty of demos!!!!