I've promised Bobbie that I'll try to get into the community a little more, and give the Developers' point of view.
My name is Matthew Wetmore, and I've been with Microsoft a little over ten years.
I was a Unix geek, and came to Microsoft when a recruiter responded to my complaints about various technologies with "So, you want to come fix it, then?" My passion these days is finding great technologies, and helping them become more accessible for end-users.
If you search back through old newsgroups, you'll see my background in the Windows Installer (the "DLL Hell" problem space,) and Group Policy (the Group Policy Management Console - GPMC).
I joined the Windows Server Update Services team late in the SUS WUS WSUS 2.0 cycle to work on reporting features and the server API re-design. I'll initially talk about some of the technologies being used, and after plans/features finalize and become public: I'll talk about some of the fun there. In the meantime, you can read about Software Patents (good, bad, indifferent - you decide!) and imagine all the goodies we're eager to talk about.