In my opinion, if I was going to choose one technical event to attend in any year, my first choice will always be the PDC. It was my first big Microsoft event that I attended back in the mid-90's. That's where I became aware of DCOM and ASP, before they came out. That year was when I first saw Don Box. I took that knowledge back to my employer and changed the direction of our IT shop - all due to the PDC. So, want to change the game at your company?

Experience the Future of the Microsoft® Platform

Since 1991, the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been Microsoft’s premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects. Attend the PDC to understand the future of the Microsoft platform and to exchange ideas with fellow professionals. You’ll learn about upcoming products, meet Microsoft’s leaders and top engineers, write some code, and be inspired! Unplug for a few days and think about the future.

  • Explore the full breadth of the Microsoft platform in more than 160 technical sessions
  • Roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and explore the latest technology for yourself in the hands-on labs
  • Attend a day-long pre-conference seminar to get deep training, best practices, and insightful advice from industry experts (*additional fee required).
  • Take the opportunity to interact with your peers and Microsoft staff in a variety of community-focused events like Ask the Experts and in the PDC Lounges

In past years, the PDC has unveiled Microsoft .NET, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, and other significant milestones in the evolution of the Microsoft platform. This year, you’ll hear more details about our services platform, the future of Windows, mobility, and our next generation of developer tools. And there are always a few surprises.

Who Should Attend (or… The PDC is for YOU)

The PDC is designed for leading-edge developers and software architects. If you’re interested in the future of the Microsoft platform, you’re responsible for the technical strategy in your organization, or you’re a highly skilled developer who likes to delve deep into the heart of the platform, then the PDC is for you!

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