Since I was hired well after our team had named its members that would attend, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to go. However, literally the week before the PDC, my manager approached me and told me that someone from another team would not be able to attend and that I was his replacement!
This being my first PDC as a representative of Microsoft, I was a bit unsure of what exact benefit I would be to the customers or for that matter what the customers would even be asking at the MSDN booth. As it turned out, not only did I get quite a bit of feedback from customers on what they like about MSDN and what they’d like to see more of, but I was also pleasantly surprised at my ability to answer many of their questions and concerns regarding the direction of MSDN:
One thing I’ll note here is that currently MSDN is undergoing quite a few changes to better accommodate all the new products Microsoft is developing. Some of these changes can be seen now with many more to come over the next few weeks to coincide with the releases of various products. Therefore, if you’re a regular MSDN reader, I would check back on a consistent basis as we’re making lots of changes to make the content more easily accessible.
So, all in all, I’d have to say that I was extremely pleased with the way the conference turned out and our ability to help our customers. Finally, for those of you reading this column, my PDC attitude continues to my desk here in Redmond. If you have a question or concern, please send it to me. If I can’t answer it, I’ll do my best to find someone that can.