PDC10_300x250_pre_and_during_eventMicrosoft Professional Developers Conference 2010 is almost here: next Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October the conference is taking place in Redmond at the Microsoft campus. While only a select group of people has had the chance to get a ticket to personally attend, don’t let this assume you’ll miss any of it.

PDC 2010 will be fully live streamed online and also made available on-demand within 24 hours.

How to participate?

Attending the local streaming event in Belgium: on Thursday 28th of October 2010 we are doing a live streaming event at Microsoft offices together with VISUG and AZUG user groups. There are just a few seats left so don’t hesitate to register very quickly if you would like to join us.
Register before Wednesday 27th and join us.

Attending online: I know some people will stay up late at night to follow as much as possible through the live streaming. You may want to watch part of it live in the evening time in Belgium and leave the rest for on-demand viewing.

What can you expect?

The main themes you can expect for this year’s event are Cloud (cloud! cloud!), client technologies including phone, tools and frameworks. Expect very deep technical content, level 400 might go through the roof Winking smile

Opening keynote

Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia will be opening this year’s PDC, watch it live here: http://player.microsoftpdc.com/Session/6f853fa2-06f6-45e5-ac25-18c31cc4ba32?refid=05301.

Some highlights, randomly chosen sessions that caught my attention

  • The Future of C# and Visual Basic, with Anders Hejlsberg
  • Belgian Bart De Smet is also doing a session on Thursday: LINQ, Take Two – Realizing the LINQ to Everything Dream
  • Building Windows Phone 7 applications with the Windows Azure Platform, with Steve Marx
  • Lessons Learned from Moving a Major Microsoft Application to the Cloud
  • ASP.NET + Packaging + Open Source = Crazy Delicious, with Scott Hanselman
  • Microsoft Visual Studio IntelliTrace, Test Impact Analysis and Tier Interaction Profiling, with Justin Marks
  • Creating Custom OData Services: Inside Some of The Top OData Services, with Pablo Castro
  • Building Web APIs for the Highly Connected Web, with Glenn Block

So much more super interesting content, check out the full session listing. I think I will set my out of office for the following week to take it all in! I wish ;-)

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