Longhorn has certainly gotten a lot of buzz leading up to the PDC and rightly so.  But we are also talking in depth about the V2.0 release of the .NET Framework, codenamed Whidbey.  

I put together a little list of the talks that will primarily focus on Whidbey… enjoy!

ARC200

.NET Framework Overview: A Roadmap

Architecture and Infrastructure

Jeff Richter; Brad Abrams

ARC200R

.NET Framework Overview: A Roadmap

Architecture and Infrastructure

Jeff Richter; Brad Abrams

ARC280

.NET Framework: Exploring What's New in the Base Class Library for "Whidbey"

Architecture and Infrastructure

Kit George

ARC310

Managed/Native Interop Best Practices and Common Pitfalls (That We Learned the Hard Way)

Architecture and Infrastructure

Sonja Keserovic; Adam Nathan

ARC340

CLR Under the Covers: .Net Framework Application Security

Architecture and Infrastructure

Sebastian Lange; Ivan Medvedev

ARC380

.NET Framework: What's New in System.Xml for "Whidbey"

Architecture and Infrastructure

Mark Fussell

ARC403

Programming ADO.NET in "Whidbey"

Data Systems

James Rhodes; Pablo Castro

ARC404

Data Access Design Patterns:  Navigating the Data Access Maze

Data Systems

Dinesh Kulkarni; Alex Laskos; Michael  Pizzo

ARC413

CLR Under the Covers: "Whidbey" CLR Internals

Architecture and Infrastructure

Jonathan Keljo

ARC480

Programming With System.Net “Whidbey”: The API’s You Need to Quickly Build Robust Network-aware Applications

Architecture and Infrastructure

Henry Sanders; Chad Mumford

ARCL01

CLR: Tips and Tricks for Faster Managed Code:  How To and What's New

Architecture and Infrastructure

Mahesh Prakriya; Jan Gray

ARCL02

.NET Framework: Tips and Tricks for Building Managed Components

Architecture and Infrastructure

Anthony Moore

CLI330

Windows Forms: Mastering the GridView Control and Databinding in the .NET Framework "Whidbey"

Client

Joe Stegman

CLI331

Windows Forms: Building Polished Applications with the .NET Framework "Whidbey"

Client

Shawn Burke

CLI370

Introducing ClickOnce: The New Web Based Application Deployment for Windows Forms and “Avalon”

Client

Jamie Cool; Michael Dunn

CLI390

Exploiting Windows "Longhorn" Features from within Win32/MFC Applications

Client

Anson Tsao; Tarek Madkour

CLI391

Windows Forms: Exploiting Windows “Longhorn” Features from Within Your Application

Client

Mark Boulter

CLI400

ClickOnce: Advanced Topics in Web Based Application Deployment for Windows Forms and "Avalon"

Client

Jamie Cool

DAT300

Overview: What's New for Developers in SQL Server "Yukon"

Data Systems

James  Hamilton; David Campbell

DAT300R

Overview: What's New for Developers in SQL Server "Yukon"

Data Systems

David Campbell; James  Hamilton

DAT410

.NET Framework: Developing Applications Using the New Object-Relational Technologies in "Whidbey"

Data Systems

Luca Bolognese

TLS200

Visual Basic "Whidbey": Rapid Application Development for the Visual Basic Developer

Tools and Languages

Jay Schmelzer; Shamez Rajan

TLS300

Visual Basic "Whidbey": Advanced Language and IDE Features

Tools and Languages

Steven Lees; Amanda Silver

TLS310

Visual C++ "Whidbey": New Language Design and Enhancements

Tools and Languages

Herb Sutter; Brandon Bray

TLS311

Visual C++ "Whidbey": Leveraging Native Code with .NET

Tools and Languages

Tarek Madkour; Scott Currie

TLS320

Visual C# "Whidbey": Language Enhancements

Tools and Languages

Anders Hejlsberg

TLS321

Visual C# "Whidbey": IDE Enhancements for the C# Developer

Tools and Languages

Anson Horton; Scott Wiltamuth

TLS330

Migrating Java Applications to the .NET Framework

Tools and Languages

Brian Keller; Andrew Jenks

TLS340

Visual Studio "Whidbey": New IDE Features for XML and Data Access

Tools and Languages

Paul Yuknewicz

TLS341

Visual Studio "Whidbey": New IDE Features for Building ASP.NET Web Applications

Tools and Languages

Brian Goldfarb; Omar Khan

TLS342

Visual Studio "Whidbey": New IDE Features for Building Windows Forms Applications

Tools and Languages

Steve Lasker

TLS343

Visual Studio "Whidbey": Advanced Debugging Techniques

Tools and Languages

Habib  Heydarian

TLS344

Visual Studio "Whidbey": Deploying Applications Using ClickOnce

Tools and Languages

Sean Draine

TLS345

Visual Studio “Whidbey”: Visually Designing Web Services-based Solutions

Tools and Languages

Alex Torone; Bill Gibson

TLS346

Visual Studio "Whidbey": Building Office Solutions with Managed Code

Tools and Languages

Reza Chitsaz

TLS347

Introducing MSBuild:  The Universal Build Engine for Visual Studio "Whidbey" and "Longhorn"

Tools and Languages

Rajeev Goel; Alex Kipman

TLS350

XML in Office: Breaking the Mold for Document Concepts and Programming

Tools and Languages

Joe Andreshak; Chris Kunicki

TLS351

Building InfoPath Solutions Using Managed Code: Drill Down

Tools and Languages

Claudio  Caldato

TLS400

Visual C++ "Whidbey": Advanced Code Generation

Tools and Languages

Kang Su Gatlin; Terry Leeper

TLS401

Visual C++ "Whidbey" Under the Covers: Targeting the CLR

Tools and Languages

Jeff Cox; Scott Currie

WSV200

ASP.NET: Overview of ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Scott Guthrie

WSV200R

ASP.NET: Overview of ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Scott Guthrie

WSV310

ASP.NET: Programming with the Data Controls in ASP.NET "Whidbey" (Part 1)

Web/Services

Bradley Millington

WSV311

ASP.NET: Programming with the Data Controls in ASP.NET "Whidbey" (Part 2)

Web/Services

Bradley Millington

WSV315

ASP.NET: Programming with Master Pages, Themes/Skins, and Navigation Controls in ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Andres Sanabria

WSV320

ASP.NET: Programming with the Membership, Role Management and Security in ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Rob Howard

WSV321

ASP.NET: Programming with the Personalization System in ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Rob Howard

WSV322

ASP.NET: ASP.NET Web Parts in "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Andres Sanabria

WSV330

ASP.NET: Programming Using Advanced Caching Techniques in ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Rob Howard

WSV330R

ASP.NET: Programming Using Advanced Caching Techniques in ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Rob Howard

WSV350

ASP.NET: Drill Down into Administration and Deployment APIs with ASP.NET "Whidbey" and IIS

Web/Services

Erik Olson

WSV351

ASP.NET: Troubleshooting, Auditing and Tracing ASP.NET "Whidbey" Applications on IIS

Web/Services

Erik Olson

WSV352

ASP.NET: Speech-Enabling ASP.NET Applications with the New Microsoft Speech Server

Web/Services

Jon Nicponski; Richard Irving

WSV360

ASP.NET: Cool Tips and Tricks in ASP.NET "Whidbey"

Web/Services

Scott Guthrie

WSV370

ASP.NET: Building Next Generation Web Services in ASP.NET Web Applications

Web/Services

Shanku Niyogi

WSV400

ASP.NET: Security Best Practices to Protect Against Hacker Attacks

Web/Services

Erik Olson

WSV401

ASP.NET: Building Server Controls for ASP.NET "Whidbey" (Part 1)

Web/Services

Nikhil Kothari

WSV402

ASP.NET: Building Server Controls for ASP.NET "Whidbey" (Part 2)

Web/Services

Nikhil Kothari