The PDC content team is on site in LA!  It's been an intense last month getting ready for the event, which explains the absence of any interesting blog posts from me.  If I have some time in the next few days before the show starts, I will try to write up more of what we've been up to.  In the meantime, however, I wanted to send along a heads up on some recent changes to our session list.

We have been constantly fine tuning the session list and room assignments over the past month, in large part based on attendee data from the personal calendar tool.  The most current session list is always available on CommNet, and changes are pushed via our RSS feed.  As it turns out, though, the mini-guide, the pocket-sized list of all session times and room assignments that attendees receive at check-in, had to go to print in August.  We tried really hard to avoid making changes after the print date, since we know many attendees rely on the mini-guide as their PDC bible.  But when the personal calendar data showed us that our room size was really far off base, we decided it was more important to have the right size room than to have the mini-guide be 100% accurate.

So, for your reference, here is the list of sessions which have changed since the mini-guide was printed.  We'll provide a printed copy of this as well at the registration desk.

 COML02: Tips & Tricks: System.NET

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Room change

   9/13/05, 11:45AM, 404AB         

9/13/05, 11:45AM, 403AB

 

COM311: Developing P2P Applications Using Windows Vista and the Windows Communication Foundation (“Indigo”) PeerChannel

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Room change

9/13/05, 2:45PM 409AB

9/13/05, 2:45PM, 403AB

 

FUN403: .NET Compact Framework 2.0: Optimizing for Performance

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Room change   

9/13/05, 2:45PM 403AB

      9/13/05, 2:45PM, 409AB

 

PRS327: Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon"): Optimizing Applications for Performance

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Updated room:

Room change

9/15/05, 5:15PM 411

9/15/05, 5:15PM 408AB

 

FUN319: Windows Vista: Developing Power-Aware Applications

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Updated room:

Room change

9/15/05, 5:15PM 408AB

9/15/05, 5:15PM 411

 

DAT321: XML Tools: Future Directions for Leveraging Advanced XML Tools and Building Custom XML Solutions

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Repeat added:

Repeat added

9/15/05, 3:45PM, 409AB

9/13/05, 1:00PM, 501ABC<

 

DAT323: Using the .NET Language Integrated Query Framework with Relational Data

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Repeat added:

Repeat added

9/16/05, 8:30AM, 408AB

9/15/05, 2:15PM, Hall F

 

PRS321: Windows Forms: Integrating Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon")

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Repeat added:

Repeat added

9/15/05, 11:30AM, 404AB

9/16/05, 10:30AM, 501ABC

 

OFF405: Windows SharePoint Services: Using ASP.NET 2.0 Technology to Extend Pages, Sites, and Server Farms

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Repeat added:

Repeat added

9/14/05, 11:00AM, 409AB

9/15/05, 2:15PM, 518

 

DATL07: Tips & Tricks: 10 Tips for Extending Your System to Windows Mobile Devices

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Mini Guide Says:

Actual Scheduled Time Is:

Mini Guide Error

9/14/05, 12:30PM, 403AB

9/16/05, 12:00PM, 402AB

 

TLNL11: Case Study: Tuning MSN Performance Using Load Testing Tools

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Updated schedule:

Cancellation

9/16/05, 12:00PM, 408AB

cancelled

 

FUN200: Windows Vista: Taking Advantage of Windows Vista in Your Application

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   Updated schedule:

Time change

   9/13/05, 1:00PM, Hall EF

   This content will be delivered as part of Jim Allchin’s keynote on 9/13 (as explained here)

 

PRS223: Getting Users to Fall in Love with Your Software: 2005 Edition

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Time Change

9/15/05, 2:15PM Hall F

9/13/05, 1:00PM  Hall EF

 

In addition, there are a few sessions we planned a while back, but did not put onto CommNet for various reasons.  We're starting to upload those sessions now.  The first two (which you will find in your mini-guide, but are now also available on CommNet) are

PRSL02: Case Study: How Hotmail Used Atlas and ASP.NET to Build a Great User Experience

PRSL04: MSN: Extending Start.com Using Startlets

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