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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author PDC 2008 Topics related to sessions, labs, and other goins-on from PDC 2008.

MSDN Developer Conference: The Best of PDC 2008
Did you miss PDC this year? Don’t want to watch the recorded sessions? Then register today for an MSDN Developer Conference near you! The MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) brings you the best content of the PDC presented by your local field evangelists and community influentials (mostly Microsoft MVPs). The conference is broken down in to 3 tracks: Azure Services Platform Client and Presentation Tools, Languages, and Framework The MDC is a one-day “best of” conference that costs $99.00. If you didn’t ......

Posted On Saturday, November 15, 2008 8:41 AM

Sushi Geek Dinner @ PDC 2008
If you like sushi and are attending PDC 2008 in Los Angeles, then join us for some great sushi and networking Wednesday night. If you're attending The Underground @ PDC, be sure to join us since Oomasa (in Little Tokyo) is only a few blocks away. The registration is free, but the sushi isn't. Prices, however are very reasonable. Technorati Tags: PDC, Geek Dinner ......

Posted On Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:32 PM

Microsoft PDC Mobile
A few days ago Microsoft announced that the PDC website was going mobile. Go to: for the PDC mobile experience. I think it’s great that you can get the agenda and sessions on your phone, but what is sorely lacking is the ability for me to log in and get my sessions. That would have really been useful. Technorati Tags: PDC ......

Posted On Saturday, October 25, 2008 10:47 AM

Getting Ready for PDC 2008
PDC 2008 starts in a few days. I’ve setup a preliminary schedule already, but, as always, it’s subject to change once I get there. It will be good to see the early bits for Windows 7, including a Windows 7 Application Compatibility Lab. I’m staying at the Grand Kyoto Hotel, near Little Tokyo. If anybody wants to catch up and grab some sushi, let me know. Technorati Tags: PDC ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 11:20 PM

PDC 2008 Schedule Builder is live
Not sure when this became live, but the schedule builder for PDC 2008 is now available. This is very different from the schedule builder tools of the past and is considerably easier to work with. As you can see, the schedule is presented as a daily calendar. Each column is a timeslot (showing only the starting time) which shows all of the sessions available. You can filter the list of sessions by clicking the appropriate tags. Underneath the calendar view is the list of sessions and the session details. ......

Posted On Friday, October 17, 2008 1:52 PM

PDC for Novices, 2008 Edition
I started doing these a few years ago for Tech·Ed (2008 and 2007) and received a lot of good feedback so I decided to continue the series for PDC as well. Session Types This year PDC is offering a slightly different mix of session types with what they are calling “UnSessions”. The bottom line is that UnSessions are everything that isn’t an official breakout session. If you’re still a bit confused, keep reading to see the differences. There may be some other session types once the schedule has been ......

Posted On Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:51 PM

PDC 2008
I just registered for Microsoft PDC 2008 in LA, October 27-30. This will be my second PDC and the first one I’ve been to as an MVP. There are supposed to be a lot of really interesting things announced at this one, so it should be an exciting time. I know I will be at the Party with Palermo on October 26, and there will probably be a Florida (and Friends of Florida) MVP geek lager one night as well. Not sure what else is going on, but if you’re going look me up. Technorati Tags: PDC ......

Posted On Friday, July 18, 2008 4:41 PM

PDC 2008 Announced
October 27–30, 2008 Pre-conference October 26, 2008 Los Angeles, California For those of you who don't know, PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Originally, Microsoft was going to hold PDC this year (2007), but in June Microsoft announced that it was being rescheduled to align with some of the major platform milestones. At that time, they didn't have the new event date. As of last week, PDC 2008 was officially ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:45 PM

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