Headed to Chicago tomorrow for SQL Saturday #67.  Heading out a day early to attend a pre-conference seminar on Friday on troubleshooting and performance tuning.  While I feel pretty strong in these areas, one thing I haven’t done as good of a job of as I should is keeeping up on new features to assist with this in SQL Server 2005 and 2008.  Dynamic Management Views, Extended Events, and so forth.  So this should be a good class to help teach an old dog new tricks.  Then on Saturday I get to present the XML session again which I created for Utah Code Camp.  Looking forward to it.