Although in the main we use open-source software for technical development – Joomla, WordPress, Magento etc – we like to keep an eye on what our friends at Microsoft are up to. This is the second invite-only event we have attended this year, and a good opportunity to meet a range of industry specialists, from uber-agency AKQA to the creme of Microsoft’s own in-house technologists.

We got sneak previews of a range of Microsoft products and services, including Silverlight 4, Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9. There was a lot of talk about ‘The Cloud’ too.

Afterwards, we retired to ‘The Woolpack’ on Bermondsey Rd for an ale with New Media veteran, David Wall of Dusted