I'd like to invite you to “be one of the lucky ones”—come join me at some great upcoming events. First, there’s the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada! I head up north on Saturday to join one of the most exciting IT operations in the world, playing my little role as the Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics during the broadcast of the games.

I’ll be sharing all the SharePoint related (and other fun) news from up there starting next week, so even if you can’t be there in person, you can watch it all on NBC networks and NBCOlympics.com; and you can follow us in the SharePointPro Connections UPDATE newsletter or at the SharePointProConnections website.

There are some phenomenal SharePoint events coming up in the first part of 2010...

I’ve got three events coming up that I wanted to invite you to. I’ll be speaking at each of these, and each has something really unique to offer:
SharePoint Pro 2010 Summit, Las Vegas, March 16-19. This is the premier event for SharePoint 2010 this spring! Come celebrate the release of SharePoint with me, other top-notch speakers from outside and inside of Microsoft, and hundreds of high-caliber peers.

We have an agenda packed with great IT Pro, developer, and solutions-focused sessions. There’s no other event that even comes close this spring, and we’ll have lots of time to discuss SharePoint around the fountains at the beautiful Bellagio hotel. O, and I’ll be seeing “O” there again for sure!

Virtualization Pro 2010 Summit, Las Vegas, March 16-19. Running just nearby at the Bellagio is a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind virtualization event that covers all of the virtualization options from all of the major players in virtualization. Sure, you can go to one vendor’s virtualization event, but here you can learn about all of them, and see rare head-to-head comparisons.

Also filled with great speakers from the vendors themselves and from independent consultants, this is a must see event for anyone working with server, desktop, or application virtualization! We’re even talking SharePoint virtualization there!

The Experts Conference (TEC 2010), Los Angeles, April 25-28. I’m so excited to be part of this top-notch event, covering SharePoint, Directory Services & Identity, and Exchange, making it a great event for those of you who wear many hats, and need to be experts at all of these technologies.

The SharePoint content at this event covers both 2010 and current versions. So whatever the mix of responsibilities you have at your job, there’s a great event coming up for you!

Both of the Summit events offer discounts totaling $300 through January 29th, so sign up today!

If you're interested in seeing how we were able to tackle a SharePoint printing requirement in just a few minutes, thanks to SharePoint Designer 2010, see the full version of this article at SharePointProConnections.com.