Thursday started off with a session on integrating ERWin and Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals. I've been looking forward to using these two tools together so I was glad to see a session like this. Unfortunately, the session was supposed to be a 300-level session, but was actually not quite a 200-level. The pace was painfully slow and the examples far too simple to get any meaningful value from the session. I found greater value going to the vendor's booth (which I did after I left the session) and talking with the folks there.
(Note to presenters - it's a really good idea to practice your full presentation with an audience so you can see where the problems will be.)
Most of the rest of the day was spent visiting vendor exhibits and spending time in the SQL Server Lounge. It gave me a chance to chat with a number of great people. That continued with the evening MVP get-together, where I had the opportunity to meet a number of product developers from Microsoft as well as many of my fellow MVP's. Thanks go to Steve Dybing for putting together a really great event.