At last week’s PDC conference, the attendees were given a 160 GB USB External HDD that contains a slew of content which includes a number of SDKs, whitepapers, etc. This content is collectively known as "The Goods". The great news is that most of this content is available for download. Below, I have listed what is included in "The Goods" and where you can download it.
.NET Micro Framework SDK for embedded development, includes device emulator.
Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK Version 3.0
The .NET Services SDK includes APIs, libraries, samples, and documentation for building applications with the three .NET Services: the Access Control Service, the Service Bus and the Workflow Service.
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Azure Services Training Kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to utilize Azure Services. Please note: The content in this kit requires you to have registered developer accounts for the Azure Services.
Azure Services Training Kit - PDC Preview
Microsoft Blueprints are collections of process and resources to help you produce a specific type of deliverable such as a library, framework or application; you can think them as task-specific SDKs which will be provided by Microsoft as well as you can build your own.
Whitepaper on developer technologies for the Windows HPC Server 2008 platform.
The Live Framework SDK provides developers with documentation, samples, tools and APIs needed to build rich, connected, data-sharing applications using Live Services. The Live Framework Tools extend Visual Studio 2008 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of Mesh Applications that utilize the Live Framework.
Windows Live Framework
Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
The Windows SDK contains documentation, samples, headers, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications.
Software Qualification Tools for the OEM Ready Program.
OEM Ready Program Tools and Documentation
Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition is a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. The Express Edition is fully functional version but has a feature set that better targets the non-professional developer and hobbyist.
Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for developing Silverlight 2 applications.
Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Taking Parallelism Mainstream Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 leads the first wave of developer tools to simplify the mainstream transition to parallel software development.
The Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4.0 CTP Virtual PC Image
Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP)
An easy-to-use environment for dynamic Web application development.
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with Service Pack 1
Applications and supporting materials that demonstrate the innovations in WCF and WF 4.0, “Oslo” modeling platform and the Windows Application Server enhancements codenamed “Dublin”.
WCF LOB Adapter SDK 2.0 (ASDK V2) is the WCF-service model based framework for writing WCF-based adapters for line-of-business (LOB) systems like SAP. The BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.5, which is built on top of WCF LOB Adapter SDK 2.0, constitutes the SAP adapter to create SAP services which in turn can be consumed by .NET applications.
WCF REST Starter Kit provides features and guidance to enable quickly developing RESTful Services using WCF.
WCF REST Starter Kit
Burn your own Windows 7 Ultimate DVD using these 32bit & 64bit ISO files.
These collection of whitepapers will help you get started developing on Windows 7.
Windows Azure SDK provides developers APIs, tools, documentation and samples needed to develop applications for internet scale on Windows Azure. Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable services on Windows Azure.
Windows Azure Software Development Kit (October 2008 CTP)
Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio October 2008 CTP
Documentation, tools and sample code for developing Windows Media Center applications and services.
Pre-Beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 for testing purposes only.
A set of hands on labs for .NET developer that provide an introduction to SharePoint Development.