This week, Steve Ballmer interrupts Thomas and Mike while they provide tips and tricks for MIX08 attendees. Then, Nishant Kothary and Michael Suesserman talk about the designer-focused “conference within a conference” called MIX UX. Hear about sessions that explore the practice of user experience including those by Lou Carbone, David Armano, and Dan Roam. Then, Nishant and Michael talk about Adaptive Path’s interactive workshop and a session by Microsoft’s own Jensen Harris where he’ll describe how his team engaged with users, gathered their feedback, and created the new Office 12 user experience. To close it out, Nishant threatens Mike about pulling his underpants over the back of his head. The Signal is a weekly podcast that connects you to behind-the-scenes activity related to MIX08. We’ll interview speakers, attendees, staff, and other notables. If you have a question for them to address on a future show, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice-mail message for them at (425) 703-4650.