Looking forward to Sunday’s trip to Las Vegas to attend the Mix06 conference at the Venetian Hotel. Thanks to MS and Scoble I got a free ticket to the convention saving me $995. With airfare at 300 and the Imperial Palace for only $65 nightly this will be a cheap trip and hopefully a very informative look into the future of Microsoft. At other conferences the Web 2.0 pecking order seems clear – Google and Yahoo are getting it and MS is not. However I think people are really underestimating Microsoft in both the search and the Web 2.0 space.
Google is conspicuously absent at MIX06. Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay, and others there, though I think this is going to be a very Microsofty experience.