I just got back from Vancouver where I was attending/presenting at the SqlTeach conference. There were other speakers from sqlblog as well - Adam Machanic, Paul Nielsen and Peter DeBetta. This conference is a venture put on by Jean-Rene Roy and his wife Maryse from Montreal, it started as DevTeach in 2003 and this year the SQL Server track was marketed as a separate conference. This is the largest Microsoft conference in Canada and 2007 started a new 18 month rotation between Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto. Jean-Rene and Maryse did a great job as always, which is even more admirable and appreciated considering they just moved from Montreal to Ottawa. The next event will take place in Toronto, from May 12th to May 16th.
I resurrected my SQL Server Tips and Tricks talk that I used to do in 2003/2004 and updated it with 2005 content. Just like before, attendees seemed to like my utility ScripExec for executing script files with some logging and error handling capabilities. I will add a couple of features I've been thinking about and release it through SqlBlog as a freeware. I will also look into the possibility of putting it on CodePlex and see if we can get other coders interested in enhancing it.