I was just looking over the material we have on the public website about the PDC: http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/ .  One thing I don’t think it does justice to it just what bits PDC attendees will walk away with.  If you are like me you will not believe it to you see it in the bits.  So I wanted to give you our current plans (always subject to change) on what bits will be giving to everyone that attends the PDC.


  1. Longhorn!  You have seen screen shots from leaked versions, now get your own copy!  Not only will you get to see *some* of the new look and feel stuff we are doing, but you will also get and SDK and tools support for programming to the huge new managed APIs that longhorn offers.  (more on that in a later post).
  2. Whidbey .NET Framework and VS Whidbey – See the work we have done in the platform AND the tools that target that platform. 
  3. Yukon – For you data heads, you will love this… Stored procs written in C#\VB, way cool.


Oh and, BTW, be sure to bring a DVD drive to the event!