This week I’m in sunny (!) Bellview, Washington. MS corporate has put together an intense 3 day training meeting for field personnel like me as well as key Microsoft advocates around the world. They’ve got some excellent speakers from a variety of product groups lined up. After this, I’ll be more up to speed on the roadmap for Smart Clients, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, etc. Some days this training goes until 9:30 PM, which to my east-coast body is really past midnight. I don’t think that will affect my retention, do you?