Off to MIX

First off, let me comment on the dearth of posts for the last few months. As always, it has to do with my workload. I have been working heads down on a major project for client for about six months. On top of that, my evenings are spent co-authoring the Training Kit for the WCF exam. The result is that I don't have a lot of time left for extra-curricular writing, which is what this blog is. I expect both of those to change shortly, so there should be more posts in the coming months.

The client project is actually one of the slickest that I've worked on. It uses a ton of cutting edge technologies, including WCF, the component application block (CAB) and even WPF. It's that last piece that's the most interesting because it's the first time that I've seen WPF used in a line of business application in the wild. My colleague, Rob Burke, is the author of this coolness. He demoed it at our At the Movies presentation and has blogged about it here. Take a look if you get the chance. It's well worth seeing.

But all of this is beside the point of this post. At the moment, I'm on a place heading to Las Vegas for the MIX '08 conference. I'm expecting a ton of blogging activity this trip, so get ready for a flurry of posts over the next week as I try to keep up with what's happening.