• PDC2008

    Help Design the PDC07 Conference Bag!

    • 36 Comments
    One of the many things that the logistics team is working on is selecting all the various SWAG (Stuff We All Get) items that our conference attendees will receive. We are starting to review options for the conference bag – and I invite you to help us...
  • PDC2008

    PDC Update

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    We are currently in the process of rescheduling this fall’s Professional Developer Conference. As the PDC is the definitive developer event focused on the future of the Microsoft platform, we try to align it to be in front of major platform milestones...
  • PDC2008

    Unveiling Windows 7 to the World: Keynote, Sessions and Pre-Beta Bits

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    Be one of the first to get a look at Windows 7. Steven Sinofsky, Senior Vice President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group , will keynote on Tuesday, October 28. Windows 7 is the next major version of the Windows client operating system. With...
  • PDC2008

    Where will you be sitting for the PDC Keynotes?

    • 8 Comments
    If you are one of the lucky few, you'll be sitting in the best seat in the house! That's right, we've got ten comfortable reclining chairs that will be located front row center in the PDC keynote room. We're randomnly giving away the opportunity to sit...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 Keynote announcements

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    We're very pleased to announce that Bill Gates will be opening PDC05 on Tuesday, September 13th. We're also very happy to announce that Jim Allchin will also be keynoting on Tuesday. and that additional keynotes will be hosted by Eric Rudder and Steven...
  • PDC2008

    PDC07 Logistic Planning is Heating Up

    • 6 Comments
    Hello – The logistic, nuts ‘n’ bolts planning for PDC07 is heating up. For the first time in PDC history, some of the team members that execute logistics for PDC will actually start blogging about the event planning process – providing updates, posing...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 is sold out!

    • 4 Comments
    Thank you for the tremendous response.... we're really excited about meeting all of you in LA for this PDC. While registration is now closed, we will be maintaining a waitlist. In order to be added to this list please visit this site . For an event...
  • PDC2008

    PDC2008 Comes Complete with a Hard Drive Chock Full o’Bits-a PDC Attendee’s Dream Come True!

    • 4 Comments
    Countdown to PDC2008 : Maybe we’ve been a little too tight lipped about what we’re going to announce at the PDC this year. We’ve dropped a few hints with some of our recent guests on the show ( Amitabh Srivastava , Dave Campbell , Don Box and Chris Anderson...
  • PDC2008

    PDC Proceedings: New Resources for Session Consumption

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    PDC2008 team member and author of Windows 7 Blog for Developers , announced the release of PDC Proceedings for the sessions held at PDC. If you weren't able to get to all the sessions you wanted to see this is a resource you will not want to miss! Videos...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 post-show sessions available a while longer...

    • 3 Comments
    We’ve noticed that folks are still finding the online breakout sessions to be useful (you can find them here ) , so we wanted to let you know about steps taken/soon to be taken to make them available a while longer. First, as Mike Swanson has noted...
  • PDC2008

    PDC Buzz on the Blogsphere

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    PDC is about the future and is the event to attend. Just read what Jon Box says, "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. That's where I became aware of DCOM and ASP, before...
  • PDC2008

    New Sessions Published

    • 2 Comments
    Just revealed: the second set of 16 sessions on our monthly countdown to PDC2008! Among them is a presentation by Microsoft Technical Fellow and C# Chief Architect, Anders Hejlsberg, on The Future of C# . You’ll also find additional sessions about cloud...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 Keynotes now available for streaming

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    The PDC05 keynotes are now available for streaming: Bill Gates and Jim Allchin Eric Rudder Steven Sinofsky Bob Muglia Also, you can find breakout session content here . Thank you!
  • PDC2008

    Post-Show Content on DVD and Online

    • 2 Comments
    209 breakout sessions, panels, and symposia from PDC05 are now available online . Each session includes video of the presenter, a navigable index of the content, the PowerPoint presentation itself, and video of the demos (many also include downloadable...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 Session Preview!

    • 2 Comments
    This year’s hottest coming attraction now has a preview. A nearly-complete list of PDC05 sessions is now available for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to Register now to secure your spot. Session Preference Survey: All registered attendees...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 Early Bird pricing extended to July 30th!

    • 2 Comments
    We've decided to extend our Early Bird pricing for PDC05 until July 30th, so make sure you take this last opportunity to get 15% off of the standard registration prices. You need to act quickly though as space is limited and we are filling up fast! Visit...
  • PDC2008

    Agenda posted for PDC, and some great news for attendees...

    • 2 Comments
    Last week we posted the agenda for PDC05 so attendees can plan their travel to ensure they get maximum value out of PDC05. We also announced that - for the first time ever - all registered attendees will receive at no additional charge a comprehensive...
  • PDC2008

    Announcing Two Symposia at PDC2008

    • 2 Comments
    Each symposium consists of three related sessions on the last day of PDC, and they provide much more detail about two key topics covered throughout PDC. A Parallel Computing symposium extends the PDC discussion to how multi-core architectures will significantly...
  • PDC2008

    Extending the Data Platform to the Cloud

    • 2 Comments
    Countdown to PDC2008 : Dave Campbell, a Microsoft Technical Fellow and SQL Server guru, talks about what his group has been working on and what they will be unveiling at the PDC . Dave is giving a session on data-driven applications that go from the device...
  • PDC2008

    More Sessions Announced!

    • 2 Comments
    We just published over 50 new sessions on our way to over 200 total sessions at the main event in October. Hear how the NBC Olympics site was built and about lessons learned. Learn what’s in store for the future of ASP.NET. Have some fun with XNA and...
  • PDC2008

    Four New Keynote Speakers Announced

    • 2 Comments
    In our first keynote at PDC2008 Ray Ozzie will talk about the new world of Software Plus Services, with Bob Muglia joining him, to unveil our new Cloud Computing platform. In a second keynote, Ray will return to talk about building immersive user experiences...
  • PDC2008

    Symposia at PDC: Parallel Computing and Getting Your Head in the Cloud

    • 2 Comments
    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...
  • PDC2008

    Still waiting to get clearance to attend PDC?

    • 2 Comments
    Use the Letter to Your Boss to explain how this is not the typical conference that is more boondoggle than substance. The PDC is where the best and brightest come together with the technical geniuses of Microsoft. You'll get your questions answered, get...
  • PDC2008

    25 New Sessions Posted

    • 1 Comments
    Mike Swanson, PDC Content Owner, just posted some of the last session titles to go live before the PDC. The rest will be unveiled after the keynotes! Take a look at Mike's latest blog posting to get the full scoop.
  • PDC2008

    Badges!? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges…

    • 1 Comments
    Yes you do if they’re PDC Badges! Collecting PDC Badges is the way for anyone attending PDC to capture their experience at the PDC conference. Find more details on collecting or creating your own Badges from Adam Kinney , the BadgeMaster.
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