[This was originally posted at http://timstall.dotnetdevelopersjournal.com/chicago_net_launch.htm]
I just got back from the Chicago .Net Launch, and it was very impressive. It looks like Microsoft is releasing new products for the entire enterprise spectrum. I'm especially interested in the new Visual Studio and Team System that finally makes it easy to build good development process, and the new features of ASP.Net. I also had some great experiences with the ask-the-experts. The Microsoft guys were on as usual, but the non-Microsoft experts were great too. In particular, Jon Henning of DotNetNuke nailed a bunch of my ASP questions. I also stopped at maybe 50 different vendor booths to see every kind of tool and service in the .Net ecosphere. A good day all around.