After a brief few days in Istanbul to obtain some visas, I’m back on the road for more launches. Today I presented two dev tracks at the launch in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Official estimates are not in yet but I estimate that there were over 400 people in attendance today. As with all the other events interest in both VSTS and SQL 2005 is very high. Feedback on the surveys was very favorable (except for one form from an employee of a competitor) and comments overwhelmingly have asked for more events, more information, and wishing the event was more than one day. For those interested in more in depth sessions, watch my blog and the Microsoft Arabia web site. Gulf Developers Conference is a three day in depth technical event from Jan 30, 2006 to Feb 1, 2006 in Riyadh.