As you may know, because I’m currently visiting Sydney instead of being in Adelaide, I’m attending the Sydney events for the Visual Studio 2005 Launch.

This evening I went to the Microsoft offices in North Ryde for what turned out to be a drinks and pizza evening.

Not personally knowing anyone at an event is a bit strange when you are used to always knowing someone when you go somewhere in Adelaide. However I did get to meet and chat with Rob Caron, who’s blog I happen to read regularly, so that was a nice highlight.

I also chatted with some nice Microsoft people, and got a few nice freebies (haven’t tried on the T-shirt yet, normally XL is my preference).

Tomorrow the formal day-long launch is in at the Sydney Hilton in the city, so that should be interesting. I’ll catch the train in, so a bit easier than having to drive across Sydney traffic.