5 Weeks to PDC 2008

PDC draws nearer and nearer. I have my plane, I have my registration, I’m good to go.

The latest countdown video hosted up;


gives some more information as to what’s coming and themes this PDC it being the “Software + Services” PDC.

One of the challenges with a conference like PDC is how to distribute all the software that is being given out to an attendee.

The PDC guys have come up with a cool way of doing that this year in that they’re giving each attendee a 160GB external hard-drive with all the bits on it so you don’t have to be fumbling around with DVDs and so on that you’ve lost down the back of the drawer in the office.

The session list has been growing and growing up here. I couldn’t find a great way to export a session list but my own list looks something like this right now;

  • A Lap Around Building Block Services
  • Architecture of the Building Block Services
  • Live Platform: New Developer Services and APIs
  • Live Platform: Building Mesh Applications
  • Live Platform: Mesh Services Architecture Deep Dive
  • Messaging Services Deep Dive: Trust Zones, Data Centers and Multi-Tenant Services at Scale
  • Microsoft SQL Server: Data-Driven Applications from Device to Cloud
  • Hosting Workflows and Services
  • Live Platform: Architecture and Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Live Platform: Identity Services
  • Workflow Services: Orchestrating Services and Business Processes
  • Live Platform: Notifications, Awareness and Communications
  • Live Platform: The Future of the Device Mesh
  • Windows CardSpace “2”: Under the Hood
  • Developing and Deploying Your First Cloud Service
  • A Day in the Life of a Cloud Service Developer
  • Scalable, Available Storage in the Cloud
  • How to Develop Supercomputer Applications
  • Windows 7: Touch Computing
  • Windows Mobile: Location, Location, Location
  • Microsoft Silverlight 2 for Mobile: Developing for Mobile Devices
  • Microsoft Silverlight Futures: Building Business Focused Applications
  • Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation: Sharing Skills and Code
  • Windows Communication Foundation 4.0: Building WCF Services with WF in .NET 4.0
  • Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic
  • The Future of C#
  • Windows Workflow 4.0 : A First Look
  • “Oslo” : Customizing and Extending the Visual Design Experience
  • Entity Framework Futures
  • Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0: Extending with Custom Activities
  • A Lap Around “Oslo”
  • “Oslo”: The Language
  • “Oslo”: Repository and Schema
  • “Oslo”: Building Textual DSLs
  • Microsoft .NET Framework: Declarative Programming using XAML
  • “Rosario”: A Spring with the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Spot the obvious problem? 🙂

Hope to see you there.