I love the PDC.  Before I joined Microsoft in 2000, I went to every PDC so I could evaluate the future of the Microsoft platform and integrate it into my development and architecture.

Since I joined the company, I’ve attended every PDC to share what we’re doing at Microsoft with regards to the future of the platform to start the conversation with other developers around feedback and early adoption.

From either side of the conversation, it’s always been worth getting out of the office.

Here are the 3 sessions we’ll have on the UC platform at PDC09:

Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures

Chris Mayo

Learn how Microsoft Communications Server and Microsoft Exchange provide a comprehensive and flexible communications platform for developers. Get a first look at the next generation of this platform through a series of demos and code examples. See how to embed Communicator features in your application using new Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) controls, and learn about the new API to develop full custom clients for Communications Server. Also see how the UC Managed API 3.0 provides access to the new Voice-over-IP features of Communication Server.

Integrating and Extending the Microsoft Office Communicator Experience with Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight

David Ollason

Come take an in-depth look at how to integrate and extend the Office Communicator experience into your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications. See how to provide the same integration experience as Office and Outlook including contact search, contact lists, presence, contact details and more. Learn how to pass contextual data from your application using the new contextual conversation API.

 

The Exchange 2010 Developer Story: Building Rich Exchange-enabled Applications for the Enterprise and the Cloud

Jason Henderson

Learn how to make your application calendar or contact aware with the Exchange Web Services Managed API and Exchange Online. Get a first look at our new Exchange Web Services and Exchange Online developer story. See how developers can leverage the power of Azure and Exchange Web Services to create rich Software + Services solutions on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) or Microsoft Silverlight. Come learn how quick and easy it is to develop an Exchange Web Services application that can be deployed to millions of seats both on-premises and in the cloud.

When I’m not speaking or attending the other UC platform sessions, I’ll be in the Expo or at the evening events. 

I hope to see you there.

Thanks,

Chris