It's been a quiet month blog wise, but very busy otherwise.

On August 25-28th I was at Tech.Ed Australia 2006 presenting two sessions on IIS (Everything web administrator needs to know about MOM 2005 and IIS 7.0 An End to End Overview).

In mid-August, my IIS Insider article went up on Microsoft TechNet.

Then on September 5th to 8th I was in Kuala Lumpur at Tech.Ed South East Asia (SEA) again presenting IIS 7.0 An End to End Overview. A nice touch at this Tech.Ed were the personalised, and colourful speaker shirts. I'll have to get a picture later on.

Before flying into KL, I stopped by Singapore for the weekend to visit my ex-Avanade (now Microsoft Developer Evangelist) colleague Chewy Chong, who talked me into a short (albeit unscripted) screen cast on IIS 7.0. You can view it up on MSDN's Channel 9

And in between times I've been flying up and down between Sydney and Melbourne working on a few things for a large Avanade customer migrating from a legacy platform to Windows Server 2003/XP, Active Directory etc. I've been working on some MOF (Microsoft Operations Framework) designs, and also some ISA Server 2006 designs.

And lastly, the MVP program gave me a very nice award. So thankyou Microsoft (Micheal, Ed, Tyson, ChrisA, Cally, Rose etc) for all the opportunities over the past month.

MVP Award 1 MVP Award 2

Shots of the glass thingie

KL - Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers (KL) from my hotel room in KL

Pile of boarding passes

Too much travel

Pile of boarding passes

At least QANTAS has online checkin (OLCI) now