Monday we start our 2nd set of dry runs for nearly all the breakout sessions content at the PDC. These dry runs not only serve as an excellence forcing function to get the talks done, but they give the MS folks here in Redmond a chance to see the PDC content before the event.
Last week’s dry runs were a lot of fun, the talks are really coming together. I did a dry run for part of my precon and got some excellent feedback. I also enjoyed watch many other sessions including HPC, VS futures talks, a really great Avalon talk.
I know I have a few Microsoft employees that read my blog… I’d like to encourage you to attend as many of these as possible and to forwad to your freinds and co-workers. The full (and up to date) list is here… it includes room numbers, etc: http://pdc2005/Shared%20Documents/PDC05%20Dry%20Run%20Schedule%20-%20Audience%20Viewing.xls (sorry, only works for internal folks, see everyone else at the PDC)
Here is a very small sampling of “my picks”…
8:00a.m. - 9:15a.m.
Extending Workflow Capabilities with Custom Activities
Dennis Pilarinos; Dharma Shukla
"WinFS" Future Directions: An Overview
Choosing the Right Presentation Technology: Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon"), Windows Forms, ASP.NET, IE, and More
Arik Cohen; Michael Wallent
11:45a.m. - 1:00pm
"InfoCard": Developing Federated Identity Applications Using "InfoCard" and the Windows Communications Foundation ("Indigo")
2:00p.m. - 3:15p.m.
The Art of Building a Reusable Class Library Part II
Programming with Concurrency (Part 2): Multithreaded Programming with Shared Memory
4:30p.m. - 5:45p.m.
Tips & Tricks: Scrubing Source Code for Common Coding Mistakes (FxCop and PreFast)
CLR: Leveraging Dynamic Language Features
CLR: Writing a Dynamic Language Compiler in One Hour
Joel Pobar; Joe Duffy
Windows Mobile: New Emulation Technology for Building Mobile Applications with Visual Studio 2005
Barry Bond; Amit Chopra
Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon"): Adding Rich Design-Time Support to Your Custom Controls
Windows Communications Foundation ("Indigo"): A Deep Dive into Extending the Channel Layer
Kenny Wolf; Yasser Shohoud
Windows Forms: Harnessing the Power and Flexibility of Windows Forms 2.0
C++: Future Directions in Language Innovation by Herb Sutter