The 2010 edition of Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) kicks off tomorrow at the Microsoft campus in Redmond!  It’s been sold out for weeks, but for the first time ever the keynotes and sessions will be streamed live, so even if you’re not in Redmond (I won’t be either) you can catch all of the announcements as they unfold - via the live player shown below:

PDC Live Player

 

The folks at Channel 9 will also be providing additional coverage, and if you can’t watch a session live, the recordings will be available within 24 hours.

PDC Local Events

One of the things missing about the on-line experience is, of course, the networking, but there will be several opportunities as well to catch all the action at multiple PDC Local events across the globe.   On the East Coast, there are three such events planned at local Microsoft offices, with space still available at each (follow the links below to register):

Alpharetta, GA

Malvern, PA

New York City


The local events will involve viewing some of the streamed sessions as well as some live presentations, panels, open spaces, networking, etc.  Here’s an overview of the schedule; details will vary at each venue:

Session

Time

Check-in, breakfast

9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Welcome

10:00-10:15 AM

PDC10 Session 1 – presented live, in-person!

10:30-11:30 AM

Lunch

11:30 AM-Noon

Live Stream Keynote

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Break

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Live Stream Session #1

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Raffle and Closing for those who need to leave /
Break for those who will stick around

3:30-4:00 pm

Ask the Experts

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Live Stream Session #2 OR

Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. Who knows?!
It’ll be good, though!!

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Break

6:00pm -6:15pm

Live Stream Session #3 OR

Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. Again, who knows?!!

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Break

7:15pm - 7:30pm

Live Stream Session #4 OR

Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. You have to come to find out!

7:30pm - 8:30pm