Lots of people are going to the PDC this year including some members of the IE team, however I'm afraid I will not be attending. The PDC is one of my favorite conferences as it shows a lot of the new stuff that Microsoft is working on and I think this year will be particularly exciting with so many new products close to ship.

The reason that I will not be attending is personal as my wife and I are expecting our first child. I usually avoid posting personal stuff here but this is a very exciting time for us and is one occasion when attending a conference comes a very clear second. If you are going to the PDC have a great time and don't forget to say hi to my colleagues from the IE team who will be there and be delighted to talk to you. It promises to be a great time where you can learn a lot and prepare yourself for new technologies coming from Microsoft. It's also a great place to meet new friends who are as excited as you are about technology and what it can do as you.