I had a great time in Orlando at VSLive!. The hotel we stayed at (Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel) is amazing! This hotel is HUGE ... several of us commented you could fit some of the hotels we stay at normally in the lobby!
My talk on Security Changes in .NET 2.0 went pretty well I thought, though I had some problems with the ASP.NET Security demo. I don't know if its because I am missing something in my installation of VS 2005 RC and SQL Server 2005 Sept CTP or what, but the security portion of the ASP.NET configuration menu doesn't work and I had problems getting the user store to work correctly with the demo site. I'll get it figured out, but, obviously not before that talk now.
It was great to meet some speaker friends for the first time and again at the conference: Sam, Scott Allen, Stephen Forte, Peter DeBetta, Ted Neward, Rich Turner, and several others. Dinner on Tuesday was at a great Italian restaurant called Palio with Sam and our friend Jim Lennox who was also in Orlando on business this week. Sam posted how much dinner cost -- I don't want to think about it again. On Wednesday, it was great to finally meet Scott as we enjoyed a seafood dinner at the Flying Fish Cafe on the Boardwalk nearby.
All in all, a great trip. Next, I headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for HDC 2005 (where I am now), which I will mention in the next post. Slides and code for both conferences will be posted afterward.