Less than a month until the Microsoft Technical Roadshow 2006 now. This is a series of FREE events starting off in Birmingham and heading round the country throughout May and June. Visit such rocking venues as the National Motorcycle Museum and Dynamic Earth Centre, and come learn a bit about the new stuff we're pumping out. Promised to be high in technical polyunsaturates and low in marketing sugars, it should prove to be an interesting set of events with content for IT pros and developers alike.

If you're at all interested in the new versions of Windows, Office, Exchange or ISA then you should check out the TechNet sessions. We've got lots of great speakers which I won't list here for fear of missing someone out, but head on over to the site for more details. Likewise if you're a developer and wouldn't mind finding out a bit more about WPF/WCF/WF and what's behing the seemingly endless acronyms, the MSDN session should be well worth attending. If you're cheap and just fancy a free lunch then what the heck, you might even learn something anyway :-)