Countdown to PDC2008:  The chair of the PDC Symposia joins Mike and Jennifer this week to talk about the detailed workshops that will be offered on the last day of the conference.  Parallel Computing – A Detailed Look at How Multi-Core Architectures will Unleash Computing Power and Enable Innovation and Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground – A Practical Look at Architectural Challenges and Opportunities with Identity, Management, Data and Interoperability in the Cloud.  Together, the two PDC symposia will help developers, architects, and technical managers to better prepare for the challenges and opportunities that will come with increasingly more multi-core processing power coupled with powerful cloud-based services and platforms.

Plus yet again, Mike issues another new Hard Hat Challenge.  Who has more fun, Mike coming up with the puzzles or solving them?  You be the judge!