• PDC2008

    Countdown To PDC2008 : Producing a Ginormous Conference in 10 Minutes or Less

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    Welcome to the inaugural episode of Countdown to PDC, where Jennifer Ritzinger, the PDC2008 Event Owner, and Mike Swanson, the PDC2008 Content Owner, share updates and behind-the-scenes stories about what it takes to produce a ginormous conference like...
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    Avoid Traffic and Explore Your L.A. Options

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    Explore L.A. Metro options for getting around. Avoid traffic by taking the metro to the Sunset Strip . We’ll provide shuttles from the conference hotels to-and-from the L.A. Convention Center, but if you want to get to fun places take a little time to...
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    PDC on the Blogsphere

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    The buzz is abounding. First around cloud computing. Worker Thread’s Derek has noticed the interest as has Ubrgeek . Interest in the future of programming languages dominated the conversations by Harry Pierson and Dan Fernandez with the announcement of...
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    Bling your blog!

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    Grab some art for your blog . Choose the art that fits your style: from the brain in the jar to the Show Off logo bling, to the PDC-in-motion art. Invite people to meet you in L.A. and blog away!
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    PDC Attendee Tips from the Blogsphere

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    Buzz on the Blogsphere (June 30th): Enjoy this humorous detailed post from Zach Bohham giving tips for attending PDC. We've taken the liberty to add a few notes/links to his list: 1. PDC sells out like no other Microsoft event ( register now and save...
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    New Sessions Published

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    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...
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    PDC Lounge Lizards

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    PDC2008 is building lots of opportunities to network during the event, but the doors to the LA Convention Center do close nightly. Where will you debrief from the news of Windows 7, Live Mesh, cloud services, Silverlight, and more? Popular places to soak...
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    PDC Buzz on Blogsphere

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    Mike Swanson's recent post is drawing suggestions for topics to be covered at PDC include: Mesh, language features (C#, VB), Parallel Multi Core Programming, future of WPF, Cardspace and Identity Story, and WiX. Ajoy Krishnamoorthy blogs about Brian Randell...
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    Vetting topics for PDC2008

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    Mike Swanson shares insights to the challenges and opportunities of selecting the sessions that detail the future of Microsoft's platform in his blog post " PDC2008: A Day in the Life #2 ."
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    Bill Gates on what's top of mind for developers

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    What's top of mind for Bill that Developers who target our platform should pay attention to now and in the next decade? Bill shares his thoughts during his last Channel 9 interview.
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    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...
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    Old Hollywood Glamour for Movie Fans at the Biltmore

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    After a day filled of PDC networking , open-spacing and taking in the future of Microsoft’s platform, see what LA has to offer. Explore one of the PDC conference hotels, the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel , which hosted eight Academy Award Ceremonies...
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    Show Off Your Coolest Stuff at PDC

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    Code it, hack it, sculpt it? If it is cool, and involves technology, we want to see it! Show Off has returned to PDC. We want you to inspire others with your unique software, tip, tool, technique, animation, or anything else we can’t think of. All you...
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    Open Space at PDC2008: The "Conference within a Conference"

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    Take a look at Jason Olson's blog and you'll see that the PDC team is serious about implementing this unsession format at PDC. Our goal is simple: enable attendees with common interests to have some great conversations in an efficient setting. All you...
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    19 Industry Experts to deliver 10 Pre-Con Sessions

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    Brian Randall , Charles Petzold , Daniel Pravat , David Callahan, Doug Boling , Grigori Melnik , Jeff Prosise , Jim Wilson , Joe Duffy , Joe Hellerstein, Jose Blakeley, Juval Lowy , Mario Hewardt , Mark Friedman, Mary Poppendieck , Michael Pizzo, Ron...
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    Serious Play for Women at PDC

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    What could be better than a Sunday of creative play before PDC gets started? LEGO and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a Serious Play opportunity for women in technology. Workshop attendees are encouraged to share, discuss and network while playing with...
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    Register now and save $200

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    PDC2008 registration is now live. Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and save $200 on your registration. Join us in Los Angeles October 27-30, 2008 and hear details about Microsoft’s services platform, the future of Windows, mobility and our next...
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    Preliminary Sessions Announced

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    We’ve published a preliminary list of representative sessions that only hints at the 160+ sessions we’ll cover at PDC2008. The complete list is available from our agenda / sessions page . Initial topics include software plus services, Windows 7, Windows...
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    PDC2008 Genetic Session Scheduler

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    Check out just how Mike Swanson, the PDC2008 content owner, is planning the 160+ PDC sessions with a unique algorithm. See his interview on Channel 9. ...
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    Ray Ozzie to Keynote PDC2008

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    Microsoft Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie, will be delivering one of the keynote speeches at this year’s PDC. ...
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    PDC2008

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    PDC2008 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30, 2008. Pre-Conference Sessions will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2008....
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    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...
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    Help Design the PDC07 Conference Bag!

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    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...
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    PDC07 Logistic Planning is Heating Up

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    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...
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    Developers, start your engines! The next PDC is on the books.

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    The date for PDC07 has been set! Microsoft will hold the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on October 2 - 5, 2007 in Los Angeles with two days of pre-conference events on September 30 - October 1. Save the date! http://msdn.microsoft.com/events...
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