I’m hoping that this PDC might be a little different and I may actually get to attend some sessions, rather than just prepping for mine (or the others from my team). I’ve gone through all 22 pages of published talks, and I think there are some interesting ones. So, without further ado, and with little, if any regard for actual scheduling of talks in relation to mine, here are the talks I would be interested in going to at PDC09.
Hopefully I can get to 10 of them.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Kernel Changes
Code Visualization, UML, and DSLs
Advanced Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 StreamInsight
Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 StreamInsight
Dynamic Binding in C# 4
Windows Error Reporting
This kind of data is gold for folks who are building software. You can’t catch every bug, or be aware of a video card incompatibility in a certain language on XP SP2, or always know why things might go wrong in your apps. WER gives you a way to get that kind of data.
How Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Was Built with Windows Presentation Foundation 4
Windows Presentation Foundation 4 Plumbing and Internals
I have a weak spot for deepdives into plumbing like this talk. This kind of knowledge is so useful for building apps on top of WPF to really understand how the pieces work together and what's happening at the low levels
Future of Garbage Collection
Microsoft Perspectives on the Future of Programming
REST Services Security Using the Access Control Service
Data-Intensive Computing on Windows HPC Server with the DryadLINQ Framework
Building Sensor- and Location-Aware Applications with Windows 7 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Code Contracts and Pex: Power Charge Your Assertions and Unit Tests
Microsoft Application Server Technologies: Present and Future
Rx: Reactive Extensions for .NET
Building Amazing Business Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft .NET RIA Services
SketchFlow: Prototyping to the Rescue
Developing REST Applications with the .NET Framework