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The atmosphere was electric, charged by the thumping of rock/rap and dance music. The audience sat with anticipation as they waited for the Keynote to start. The lights dimmed and a hushed silence swepted across the audience, as we where now only seconds away from the entrance of the man himself. Bill Gates entered with a thunderous applause from the awaiting audience, the PDC had now official started. Check out the KeyNote online at PDC 2005 KeyNote Bill gave a quick history lesson, where we were ...
At the PDC today, more details on Acrylic have been released. It's now called Expression, and consists of three products: Graphic Designer - Derived from the Acrylic we saw in the CTP release, still targets Avalon Interactive Designer - Also called "Sparkle", for creating interactive content Web Designer - "Quartz", a standards-based rich designer for web sites Sparkle looks very interesting. It looks like you can import: Graphics from Acrylic, including vector, bitmap, and XAML Video Audio 3D content ...
News coming out of the PDC about an exciting new a set of standard query operators for use in working with data regardless of the data source! In essence they are a set of .net libraries that will extend C# and Visual Basic, from the examples on Microsoft site there is a strong impression that this is a sort of SQL type addition to the languages, that still happily works in a OO fashion. For example extracted from the Microsoft website. Where - Simple 1 This sample prints each element of an input ...

At PDC there is an interviewer asking people what they'd ask Bill Gates: Simple...

' Bill, why didn't you get enough phones!'

Word is the build of Vista being given out at the PDC is 5219. And even though the build is labelled as Beta 2, it is not the official beta 2 build. This is reported to be just a pre-beta 2 build. You can read more about it here.

Windows Workflow Foundation - (aka Windows Workflow Services, WinOE)

At Long last we ar able to blog about this having been involved for over 9 months....I've extended my blog name in honour of this.

Can't blog now, though, @ PDC listening to the great Don Box perform....

 

Well, that was a long day yesterday. Ended on a interesting session about Win forms 2.0, which was rather crowded (I gather they are going to repeat it). It was nice to see a overview like that. Then went to PDC undergroup meeting/party, which was fun. Interesting format; each speaker had a fixed (small) amount of time to talk about a topic. Very focused. Then back to convention center for 'Birds of a Feather'. I think the birds of a feather format is not quite right, but can't quite come up with ...
After Bill Gates keynote, Microsoft allowed us to go down to the distribution center and receive “The Goods” as they call it. This is a five disc set which includes a mass amount of software including: Windows Vista Beta 1 Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 SQL Server 2005 June CTP Virtual PC 2004 Virtual Server 2005 R2 Beta WinFX & Other Stuff Windows Vista CTP: PDC 2005 There is a spot for a sixth disc, but it is empty in my set. I am unsure if that is intentional or if there ...
Damn, I wish I could go to a Developer's conference. I do get to go to local user's group meetings, and even Devcon that Microsoft sponsored in Kansas City. But cool things like PDC or regional code camps elude me. Which brings up a good question. Now that we are in the post-glory days of IT (1990's) where we could name our price and jobs were plentiful (where, as Ed Yourdon says, even a liberal arts student could take a class in HTML and get a job as a web designer), so how do I get management to ...
Ok, so I'm NOT at PDC... and I get to read all these great posts about how cool it is and how much fun it is and all the neat people you all meet at the bar while sucking down your *diet cokes* (yeah right) That's ok... I've got the next best thing (if you happen to live within a couple hundred miles and couldn't afford PDC like the rest of us...) Charleston Code Camp That's right! The Charleston Code Camp is only 4 days away... and you know how much it costs? NOTHING!! ZIP ZERO ZILCH NADA NUTTIN ...
As if not being AT PDC wasn't painful enough....watching the keynote and seeing that this baby is being sold for $150 has really wrecked my day! I've been in the market for a new mobile device too! Just called a friend at PDC and left a message begging him to buy me one!!! -update ...they were all gone by the time i got thru! Anybody want to sell ...

Arrived at last! Here we are in Hollywood after a resonable flight from the UK. The team with me having satisfied their hunger at The Grill on Hollywood are now busily still trying to reduce 200 down to the required number of sessions.

This blog will try to give the highlights and flavour of what PDC is all about.

First step is registration..see you later!

Just like TechEd, John and I will be the aggregators for PDCBloggers this time around. The numbers of registered bloggers is outstanding this year, over 500 and climbing. To let you in on what it takes to run the site, during the event, John and I have split the list in half by name and will have about 200 - 300 posts to read every 2 hours. Much over these post will be about the PDC, so we will be going through a process of elimination to decide what has been covered and then finding qoutes to pull ...
I posted this before for TechEd 2004, but I just wanted to remind everyone as they get ready to fly to LA on Sunday or Monday what they should remember to bring. Here is what I am bringing!: WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO PDC 2005: A BIG suitcase. You will be getting a ton of giveaways from PDC. There hasn't been one PDC where I didn't come up with a minimum of five new books. You will also be getting free software, t-shirts, papers, mementos, etc. You will need the space to bring this stuff home so be ...
Looking over the PDC sessions that are available, the ones that I find the most exciting right now include: TLN307 C#: Future Directions in Language Innovation from Anders Hejlsberg Day/Time: Wednesday, September 14 3:15 PM- 4:30 PM Room: Halls C & D (Petree Hall) Day/Time: Thursday, September 15 2:15 PM- 3:30 PM Room: 402 AB Speaker(s): Anders Hejlsberg Session Type(s): Breakout Session Level(s): 300 Track(s): Tools & Languages Join Anders Hejlsberg, Distinguished Engineer and chief architect ...
I've been working with a new Workflow technology that Microsoft is planning to announce - and demonstrate heavily - at PDC. However, if you're not registered to attend PDC (and it's sold out!) then you can find out more by viewing the Week of Webcasts; in fact, I'd suggest you add Paul Andrew's blog to your morning read, as he's the the Technical Product Manager. As soon as the announcement is done and I get back from PDC I'll have a new toy to post for everyone that gets beta bits at PDC ...

Am I looking forward to PDC or what!

We have been working with MS on a number of guy 'new' things that the world will be able to know about at long last!! I've been 'fittin' to burst for months!

Also Looking forward to meeting anyone who has come across my blog who will be attending!

 

 

Ahhhh, I'm going to be PDC bound coming up next month! I love PDC. This will be my third PDC and it is a fun event - a different crowd than what you find at TechEd and a lot of sessions on topics which you usually know nothing about - that's the best part. I was rather late to getting my hotel this time around and quickly found out that ALL the hotels were rather booked - so I ended up in a *very cheap* hotel near the convention center for $300 for the entire week! Hmmmm. Seems like I will be only ...
According to Martin LaMonica over at news.com the Mono group is requesting a Birds of a Feather session at PDC 05. They claim that their BOF session request for PDC 03 was swept under the rug. While the article hints at conspiracy one has to wonder what the advantage of keeping them out would be. The Microsoft vs. Linux Fanboy argument aside I can’t see the benefit of keeping them out. Of course I don’t see the big picture, or at least the picture Microsoft is looking at. I remember for ...
Infragistics has a pretty heavy presence at PDC this year. We are a silver sponsor and we will be showing off some pretty cool wares, including demoing some of the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly 'Avalon') work that we have been doing. Also, Volume 3 of NetAdvantage 2005 release is nearing completion so you just might get to see some of the new stuff in this version. Make sure you stop by the IG booth and say hey to Jason or myself. Also INETA is going to have a presence at PDC as well, ...
Mike Swanson has a cool idea for the PDC this year. He wants developers to show off what they're working on. Got something cool? Make a short video demoing it, and during PDC, they'll show it in a video with a bunch of other cool projects.Go read about it and if you have an idea, then send in a video. I'll look forward to seeing it once it's released to the masses (I'm not going to PDC). And if you don't want to read his post, listen to Mike and Thomas Lewis talk about it on the PDC '05 Buzzcast ...

I'll be at the PDC in Los Angeles! Just weeks ago I didn't think I'd be able to go, but the planets aligned and everything worked out. I'm looking forward to meeting up with people out there and enjoying the energy that comes along with the event. Should be fun!

PDC'05 - Developer Powered

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Comparitively this is the fastest selling PDC ever...

In case you don't know No other Distributed Programming Platform is like Indigo, so Go to the PDC 2005 Or stay in the past ...
If you are going to PDC this year (Sept 11-16th in LA), please consider submitting a Birds of a Feather sesssion at: http://commnet.microsoftpdc... Unlike past years PDC and Teched's you must be registered to get to the registration page to submit or vote (http://commnet.microsoftpd... on sessions. While your at it, we (INETA) are looking for volunteers to help at PDC, primarily to help with the actual sessions. Moderators submit session ideas and the ones that ...

Bill Gates is scheduled to give the opening keynote at PDC 2005. I am very excited, because this will be my first Bill Gate's keynote experience.

See here for an insight: http://www.davidchappell.com/blog/2005/07/why-workflow-matters

10 PDC tracks can't be wrong......

The Philly talk went great - I love introducing people to the world of custom webcontrol development. Got over 100 people to show up; many were repeats from my talk at CodeCamp. Part 1 of my WebControl article will be in next month's issue of CoDe Magazine so check it out. I'm gonna start putting a couple of nw talks together for next year with more VS2005 stuff. I've been tryingto keep my user group talks to technology and techniques that developers can leave and use right away to solve their problems. ...
Hello, and welcome to my "Blogging my way to the PDC" entry. My name is the Channel 8.9 Guy and I'm taking over the blog belonging to my pal Peter (Stack Of Toast) Stathakos to tell you why I should go to the PDC. You see, I was just like all the other Channel 9 Guys that have been sent out to the Channel 9 faithful all over the world except that I was brought by Robert Scoble himself to Montreal and dropped off during the Montreal Geek Dinner last year. But somewhere along the way in Robert's bag ...
What is Monad?Monad is the new command line shell developed by Microsoft. Microsoft does come out with interesting codenames for its products, which reminds me of the Whisteler, Longhorn and Blackcomb funda. I got this from wikipedia- The word monad comes from the Greek word µ???? (from the word µ????, which means "one", "single", "unique") and has had many meanings in different contexts. Goal of Monad is to deliver an extensible scripting environment that is secure,interactive, programmable ...
Hello Eric How is the group going? I am writing today to ask for your help in promoting the upcoming 2005 Heartland Developers Conference. I am the leader of the Omaha.NET UG in Omaha, NE as well as a Regional UG Liaison for INETA. In 2004, the UGs in my region started an annual conference aimed at brining big time conference training and development to the heartland at a price that everyone could afford. Last year we had over 250 developers from the Midwest come to Des Moines, IA for the one day ...
News.com had the story Monday night, and by 11:30 Tuesday morning, Scott Guthrie had a great article describing in much more detail what they're building.I've been a little down on AJAX, but I'm starting to come around. One of the downsides I posted about AJAX was cross browser support, but I also said a framework development company, such as Microsoft, could alleviate that problem.The other reasons still stand - back and forward buttons, bookmarks, etc., but those are mostly related to how you use ...

As you may or have not noticed by my PDC flair, I will be attending PDC 2005. See you all in LA.

I had to fly to Islamabad the very next day PDC 2005 ended so I couldn't blog about this earlier. I am back in Karachi now, so here goes. The Pakistan Developer Conference this year, as in 2003 and 2004, was a roaring success. In addition to the great speakers including Rafal Lukawiecki, Stephen Forte, Clemens Vesters, Arvindra Sehmi, and Goksin Bakir (who also happens to be the Regional Head for INETA MEA region), the major difference at PDC 2005 was the Community Lounge, providing delegates with ...
One of the experts invited to this year’s PDC (Pakistan Developers Conference) is Rafal Lukawiecki. As strategic consultant and director at Project Botticelli Ltd, a small consulting company based in the United Kingdom, Lukawiecki is responsible for analysing, planning and forecasting changes in the field of information technology (IT). Lukawiecki was one of the highlights at PDC 2004, and is this year expected to focus on security, study of programming models and management of large software ...
First off, I am sorry I pulled Jason to the front of the class with my previous entry; I was just trying to make a point. As far as the main feed goes, this has been under review for some time because we know a lot of good information comes out of this site and feel it could be filtered better than we have done with one feed. We still want to offer the non-”Greatest Hits” feed, so you will still be able to get all the content from this community, but with our growth into other realms ...
I've been intrigued with the idea of non-admin since around the time I went to PDC 2003. While I had dabbled around with VMWare it wasn't until I loaded Virtual PC that I took virtual machine technology for a serious tryout. At the time, it gave me a chance to play around with Longhorn but it wasn't long before I realized it could be a big part of a consultant's toolkit. Before VPC, my average for re-paving a machine was usually 6-12 months. In that timeframe, I would end up adding and configuring ...
I love using MSDE as my backend engine for my windows application as a developer i have 3 windows forms applications that use MSDE as their local database engine. Honestly I had a very hard time installing MSDE with them, so I decided to documents my findings for others. First thing you want to do is make sure you have the latest version of MSDE installed on your development machine, you can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
Update 18 march:Short awnser: Time Zone settingsScroll down for more info! ---------------------------... the sentence "The clocks on the client and server machines are skewed" produces a mere 2 pages in google. For something that seems to be relatively easy to have happen, there is a sad mount of data available on the problem. I hope this post helps. So I was setting up 2 Windows Server 2003 images. I had copied an already working configuration of mine, renamed it, and ...
Irwin Dolobowsky has recently taken over the XML Developer Center at MSDN with many promises of a new center for XML developers. During his self admitting 2 or 3 "first post" entry, he states a few items he is going to do to make the dev center better. This post took place a month ago, and here are some results. Bring out the MVP's - Being one of the few MVP's in the area of XML, I can say that I have not been contacted on this front. I am guessing the functionality is there for this, since the other ...
Been keeping myself bussy at work with stuff that is reasonably interesting. Oke, first the technical stuff, then the customary ranting. Windows Update still wont work properly. Yesterday I came across some log entries that seemed to indicate hosts where having trouble finding the SUS server. I went back to my group policy and noticed that I had used wrong slashes, again, for the windowsupdate server, that we call .. http://windowsupdate I am a little worried that there might be some host confusion ...
My final post on Imagine Cup 2004 and our trip to Brazil. It was amazing... that's all I've been able to say when people ask me about my trip without launching into a 2 hour discussion of everything we did and saw. The last couple days in Sao Paulo were great, we demoed our app at PDC for an afternoon, and I was able to take in a session (one of 2 that were in English). Thank you to all those (Morris, Mario, Shreyas, Amy) who planned this event, it was great! After Imagine Cup my team was lucky enough ...
I have been reading some pretty interesting information released yesterday as the result of announcements from Tech Ed Europe - that is the new Express releases (betas) of several Visual Studio tools, in particular, a couple of unexpected tools, Visual Web Dev 2005 Express and SQL Server 2005 Express. I would guess that the Visual Web Dev product stems from the Web Matrix tool that has been around for a while and the SQL Server Express tool is a newer release of MSDE. As I have been using the full ...
So much information is available right now for the various releases of Visual Studio .NET 2005 circulating – the PDC release, the Community Technology Preview etc. – one hardly knows where to start when trying to grasp these new technologies. An MSDN Magazine article by Jeff Prosise has just been released to the web providing a good overview of ASP.NET 2.0 and summarizes some of the cool new features available - some I have seen before but others are rather interesting and am anxious ...
I have been reading blogs for some time now and have had the greatest of intentions in maintaining my own, only to be put on hold for other "past due" items on my to-do list. Well I finally "bit the bullet" and am up and running. Since attending the PDC in Los Angeles this past October, it has been of high importance to learn more on RSS feeds and the whole blogging idea. Pretty cool!
I guess I have TechEd on the brain today. For those of you who know me, you won't be surprised to hear me pointing out some great opportunities for women at TechEd. First is Julie Lerman's Birds of a Feather session, time and place TBA. Women Who Code : TechEd Edition This will be an opportunity to continue conversations begun at PDC as well as the TechEd 2004 Women in I.T. Luncheon. Meet other women who are programmers and discover that you are not, in fact, an alien! Chat about our visibility in ...
When working with Iterators in the PDC build of VS Whidbey, one would implement an Iterator as shown below: public IEnumerator GetEnumerator(){ while(index<count) yield arrData[index++];} This has changed to the following in the VS 2005 Technical Preview: public IEnumerator GetEnumerator(){ while(index<count) yield return arrData[index++];} There is the addition of the return keyword ...
I'm not eligible to win one of the Xbox consoles, but... I'm Blogging TechlEd 2004! Are you going to TechEd? I'm hoping to see a lot of people from last year's TechEd and the PDC. This will be my seventh TechEd (98-04). I'm officially an addict since I couldn't possibly miss a year and break this streak. I know there are others that have attended more than seven and I know at least one person who has attended every single year. Of all the conference's I've been to, it's still my favorite (the PDC ...
Microsoft is famous for vaporware. A decade ago, merely announcing the intent to develop a product that was two years from shipping was enough to crash the competition. Today, it's not that easy, but Microsoft's marketing is still making it hard for current customers. A case in point is the supersonic nature of the PDC 2003 hype for Longhorn and its attendant technologies. The press ate it up and made it seem like you would be deploying it Real Soon Now. While I feel the technology will be neat and ...
INETA is going to be running the Birds of a Feather (BOFs) again this year. We did this at PDC 2003 as well and it was rather successful. It is an amazing addition to the overall event. YES, TechEd and PDC are great events, but it is one PPT presentation after another with a handful of questions at the end. The BOFs are meant to be community driven discussions/debates around a particular issue. There is no speaker - just a moderator for the topic and everyone is encouraged to participate and discuss ...