PDC 2007: Save the date…

Folks, something tells me 2007 is going to be a great year for developers… Just as we start the planning process for Mix ’07, I saw that we announced the dates and location for PDC 2007… As most of you know, we only hold the PDC when there is big developer news. So it is…

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Book Recommendations from the PDC CLR Panel

At the PDC during the CLR Futures panel an attendee asked the panel what books they recommended on the CLR…   I promised to blog the list that the panel suggested.. so here it is (a little late).  Notice this is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list… this is just the few books that popped…

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WinForms PDC follow-up

Jessica did a great post listing the frequently asked questions she received while at the PDC this year… I only hope more teams do the same thing.  This is an excellent resource!     http://blogs.msdn.com/jfoscoding/archive/2005/09/19/471492.aspx  

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PDC: Download slides for the breakout sessions

Folks at the PDC can download slides from breakouts by going to… you guessed it CommNet… Here is the particular URL: http://microsoftpdc.com/content/downloads.aspx It typically takes 24 hours or so from the time the session is given until they are posted. update: fixed URL…

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Getting ready for the PDC Panel: Looking Ahead to the Future of the CLR

By far the thing I like most about the PDC is hearing from customers… that means the Q&A part of any presentation is what I find most interesting. So it is no wonder that panels are my favorite format at the PDC… because they are nothing but Q&A…    This year I will be hosting…

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PDC2005 WinFX Namespace Poster

The MSDN folks keep giving this morning… They just posted a highres version of the namespace poster we gave out here at the PDC.  Enjoy!   I’d still love to hear you feedback…  

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PreCon: Designing Reusable Class Libraries Slides posted

As promised,  the good folks at MSDN have posted our precon slides.   Please take a look.  Remember that plagiarism is the highest form of flattery [:D]  I’d be honored if you used these slides to push good design practices at your company… I’d love to hear your success stories (or otherwise [:)]).     Oh, and…

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The ingenuity and practicality of the PDC attendee

While I certainly think Windows Vista, Office “12”, WWF, Linq, VSTA  and Expression are cool… I am personally blown away by the ingenuity and practicality of the attendees here at the PDC.    Let me give you an example…   But first, some background.. as you may know, we have a sold out show this week…

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To blue shirt or not…

I am conflicted about my wardrobe for the week here at the PDC and I thought I would ask for your help ;-).  The question is whether I should wear the blue shirt or not.     On the one hand the “official” policy is for Microsoft speakers and staff to wear the stylish blue…

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