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Updates and discussion on the planning and execution of Microsoft Office Developer Conference (ODC) 2008

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  • Blog Post: ODC venue pics (< 2 weeks away)!

    ODC 2008 gets underway in just under 2 weeks! The ODC event team was on a visit to the San Jose Convention Center and we thought it might be interesting to share a few of the site photos with you. The San Jose Convention Center main entrance area . This was taken when no other event was going on...
  • Blog Post: Less than 3 weeks to ODC 2008!

    Hard to believe but ODC is now only 20 days away! We've now published details of all technical content on www.odc2008.com so if you haven't yet, please check out the various tracks and sessions. There are some last minute updates remaining, and those will be posted in the next few days. Behind the...
  • Blog Post: Hugh MacLeod ("Blue Monster" creator) will be at ODC 2008!

    The ODC 2008 team is pleased to announce that Hugh MacLeod (“Blue Monster” creator, avid blogger and artist) will be at ODC 2008! ODC attendees will be able to meet him on Sunday Feb 10 during the informal registration get together (5-7pm) and also during the Attendee Party on Tuesday. o Sunday: Hugh...
  • Blog Post: ODC content - current vs futures

    Since we’re in the midst of development for the next version of Office and SharePoint (aka Office 14), we have been asked to what extent ODC will focus on the futures vs current products. The majority of content at ODC will be focused on Office and SharePoint 2007, but we will be unveiling a whole set...
  • Blog Post: Hands-on Lab sessions

    First off, a reminder - we're exactly 4 weeks from ODC 2008! If you haven't done the registration and/or made travel arrangements, now's a good time to do so while you can still get decent air fares and choice of hotels. Register here . We also wanted to share our final list of content for ODC 2008...
  • Blog Post: Executive track sessions

    Many of you have asked about Executive track session details. Chris just finalized these and we wanted to share these with you via the blog. The details will also get posted to the site in the next few days. You'll notice a couple of sessions are still listed as "Executive presentation - to be announced...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Fedex!

    The ODC 2008 team is pleased to welcome our newest sponsor, FedEx . Now, you might be wondering why a company known for delivering packages on-time is sponsoring an Office developer conference. All I can say is it's very cool and you’ll just have to come to the conference to find out more! - Khawar
  • Blog Post: 5 weeks and counting!

    Hard to believe but we're only 5 weeks away from ODC 2008! Preperations are in full swing for ODC 2008 and I will be sharing details of a recent site visit and other prep details over the next few blog posts. If you haven't checked out tracks and sessions, do take a look as they are all posted on...
  • Blog Post: Unconferencing @ ODC 2008

    Happy New Year! By now, you’ve hopefully seen the details of sessions in each ODC track. If you haven’t, check out the various sessions by track: Architecture , Client , Server , Services , & RealWorld . But if you thought you now know all there is to know about ODC content-wise, read on! ...
  • Blog Post: ODC 2008 session and speaker stats

    We recently did some internal analysis of ODC 2008 content and speakers and wanted to share some basic stats with you: FYI - initial session list titles are now posted by track on www.odc2008.com and the abstracts will be published later today. Total sessions: 82 (note: the total session count...
  • Blog Post: ODC track owners on Channel 9!

    John and Jerome, track onwers for the realworld and server tracks respectively, recently sat down with Rob Barker and talked about themselves, hobbies, and of course ODC 2008! You can check out their videos here: John Graham: http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=365213 Jerome Thiebaud...
  • Blog Post: More content info: ODC Client track

    Steve's just posted his initial list of client track sessions and labs. Looking like a great lineup.. http://blogs.msdn.com/odc2008clienttrackblog/archive/2007/11/30/list-of-sessions-in-odc-client-track.aspx - Khawar
  • Blog Post: ODC 2008 Early Bird registration ends in < 24 hours!

    Time's almost up for the ODC 2008 Early Bird registration. If you have been meaning to but haven't got around to registering yet, today would be a good day to take care of it! - Khawar
  • Blog Post: Exciting sessions at ODC 2008

    Some of you have asked about sessions planned for ODC2008. As you can imagine, selecting sessions for a conference of this scale is a challenging task, but we are on track to get the initial list published next week. In the meantime, check out the following blog posts form the track owners to get a flavor...
  • Blog Post: I'm a SharePoint <insert role>. Should I attend ODC 2008 or SPC 2008?

    The above question, or some variation, has come up a few times lately, so let's try to clarify this here. The SharePoint Conference ( SPC2008 ), which will take place in March 2008 in Redmond, WA is primarily intended for those in IT who use, deploy, and configure SharePoint. If you are focused on...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Only 3 days left for ODC 2008 Early Bird Registration!

    Just a reminder that ODC2008 Early Bird registration ends Nov 30th (Fri) this week! If you want to take advantage of the discounted rate, or have started but not completed your regisration yet, you only have 3 days left! To register, go to www.odc2008.com now! - Khawar
  • Blog Post: Wouter and Open XML at ODC 2008

    Wouter van Vugt stopped by the Office development booth at TechEd Developer. The name sounded familiar and it turned out he had submitted speaking proposals on Open XML for ODC 2008 in response to my earlier call for proposals on the blog. He's also the author of the "Open XML Explained" ebook, available...
  • Blog Post: Want to present at ODC 2008?

    Want to present at ODC2008? If so, there's still time to send in your session ideas. We're looking for innovative sessions that are grounded in Office and provide a unique perspective about developing Office applications. Perhaps you are an expert in Outlook development, and have developed some best...
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