There's lots of Microsoft news. New betas of Windows Vista and Office 2007 shipped this morning. And lots of other stuff from the Windows Hardware Conference. Mary Jo Foley has the key stuff. Don't tell Steve Ballmer, but the best place to get news on Microsoft is actually on Google.
Update: News.com has a whole package, including videos, from WinHEC.
There are too many conferences this summer. But, Dave Winer's BloggerCon looks pretty intersting (yesterday he announced more details). I'll be listening to the podcast since I won't be able to attend. I should be at the other three conferences, though, that he's partnering with.
Dana Epp admonishes Microsoft to not let employees run as admin. (He's a security expert). I agree. It's time to step up and do this, no matter how painful it is.