If you are doing Microsoft Office development (which includes SharePoint, Open XML, VSTO, etc), or thinking about it, then you should be going to the Office Developers Conference (ODC) in San Jose next month (Feb 10th - 13th, to be exact). More details from the ODC 2008 web site

For me, here are a few of the highlights:

  • Opening keynote by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates (one of the last in his full time role at Microsoft)
  • A whole host of technical sessions (over 70) covering everything from Office add-ins to SharePoint, via Silverlight, software + services, unified comms, Open XML and a whole lot more
  • A chance to meet, talk and network with other developers doing Office development
  • The opportunity to understand the Microsoft roadmap around Office and think about the whole subject of building and designing Office Business Applications (OBAs)
  • Enter the "Office Business Applications - 1st Annual OBA Solution of the Year Contest"

Book now - its only a few weeks away . . .