Admit it. You're just a wee bit envious of all those who went to PDC to hear first-hand about the next-generation of computing on the Microsoft platform, namely Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform, as well as updates to the .NET Framework, Windows 7, and a host of other goodies. While there's plenty of material to review - keynotes, Channel 9 videos, whitepapers, and blogs - nothing beats hearing it first hand, experiencing the buzz live, and discussing the technology and its impact with your fellow developers.
Well, we're in luck here in the Northeast. Boston is one of eleven US cities to host the MSDN Developer Conference, a one-day conference consisting of 12-sessions across three tracks.
Lap Around Cloud Services
Developing and Deploying Your First Cloud Services
A Lap Around the Live Framework and Mesh Services
Developing Applications Using Data Services
Client and Presentation
Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) Roadmap
Developing Data-centric Applications Using the WPF DataGrid and Ribbon Controls
Building Business Focused Applications using Silverlight 2
ASP.NET 4.0 Roadmap
Tools, Languages and Framework
The Future of Managed Languages: F#, C#, and Visual Basic
A Lap Around "Oslo"
"Rosario": A Sprint with the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Parallel Programming for Managed Code Developers
With MDC, we're bringing the best of the PDC experience straight to you! The Boston event will be held on January 22, 2009, at the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street. Make sure you reserve a spot and register now (cost is only $99!).