Over 4000 attendees have registered thus far, leaving just another 2000 to register before the keynote at 10am tomorrow. We had a surge of registrations in the last week, which means we have about 500 more attendees than for last year's conference. As a result, you might see some slightly annoyed-looking speakers, as we now don't have enough conference bags to go around!
Congratulations to the top three pre-conference seminars (ranked by overall score):
- Implementing Server Security Focusing on Active Directory (John Craddock) - 7.57
- Building Data Driven Systems with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 & SQL Server 2005 (Kimberley Tripp) - 7.55
- = Getting 'Smart' with Smart Clients (Rob MacDonald and Tony Whitter) - 6.93
= .NET for IT Professionals (Thomas Lee, Olga Londer, Andy Thomson, Dave Wheeler) - 6.93
Make sure you're at the keynote: with 3D glasses, 6000 drums, several product announcements and information on how you can make free telephone calls throughout the conference, it should be a blast!
Lastly, don't forget to add your own questions for the panels. I'm hosting a panel on SQL Server 2005 and futures, so let me know what questions you'd like the SQL team to answer...
See you tomorrow.