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.

PDC2008 "The Goods" HDD

.NET Micro Framework SDK v3.0

.NET Micro Framework SDK for embedded development, includes device emulator.

Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK Version 3.0

.NET Services SDK

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

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

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.

Microsoft Blueprints

Highly Productive Computing: Developing for the Windows HPC Server 2008 Platform

Whitepaper on developer technologies for the Windows HPC Server 2008 platform.

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Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and the Live Framework SDK

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

Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1: Pre-Beta

The Windows SDK contains documentation, samples, headers, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications.

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OEM Ready Tools

Software Qualification Tools for the OEM Ready Program.

OEM Ready Program Tools and Documentation

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition

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.

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Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

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.

Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4.0 CTP

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)

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with Service Pack 1

An easy-to-use environment for dynamic Web application development.

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with Service Pack 1

WCF and WF 4.0, “Oslo”, & “Dublin” PDC08 Virtual Machine

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”.

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Microsoft WCF LOB Adapters SDK 2.0

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.

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WCF REST Starter Kit Community Technology Preview

WCF REST Starter Kit provides features and guidance to enable quickly developing RESTful Services using WCF.

WCF REST Starter Kit

Windows 7 Ultimate ISO

Burn your own Windows 7 Ultimate DVD using these 32bit & 64bit ISO files.

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Windows 7 Whitepapers

These collection of whitepapers will help you get started developing on Windows 7.

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Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and the Windows Azure SDK

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

Windows Media Center Software Development Kit

Documentation, tools and sample code for developing Windows Media Center applications and services.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 ISO

Pre-Beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 for testing purposes only.

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SharePoint Developer Introductory Hands on Labs on a Virtual Machine

A set of hands on labs for .NET developer that provide an introduction to SharePoint Development.

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Habib Heydarian.