PDC, 2008

The site went live last night, check it out and I hope to see you there.

A few of the sessions that caught my eye.

Windows 7: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Battery Life

A single application can reduce mobile battery life by up to 30%. Windows 7 provides advances for building energy-efficient applications. In this session we will discuss how to leverage new Windows infrastructure to reduce application power consumption and efficiently schedule background tasks and services.

Windows 7: Touch Computing

In Windows 7, innovative touch and gesture support will enable more direct and natural interaction in your applications. This session will highlight the new multi-touch gesture APIs and explain how you can leverage them in your applications.

Windows Mobile: Location, Location, Location

Mobile location based services are the next "big thing", and this session will review the tools and technologies Windows Mobile makes available to developers wanting to integrate location into their applications. Location acquisition, services integration, mapping and visualization, and best practices will be discussed.

Live Platform: Mesh Services Architecture Deep Dive

You've heard about Microsoft's new software+services platform Live Mesh, combining the world of the web and the world of digital devices. Come take a look under the hood and learn about the underlying service architecture behind this mass-scale cloud service and client platform. We'll look at services such as FeedSync-based synchronization, accounts and security services, P2P communications, pub-sub infrastructure, and the Mesh Operating Environment (MOE).

Architecture of the Building Block Services

Dive into the architecture that links many of the building block services and lets ISVs and businesses deliver compelling solutions. Learn how to compose these services to create applications in the cloud and connect them with on-premises systems. In this session we'll cover the next generation of messaging, data, identity, and directory services, and how they help developers.


oh, and this one...

Advanced Workflow Services

This session covers significant enhancements in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Workflow Foundation (WF) to deal with the ever increasing complexity of communication patterns. Learn how to use WCF to correlate messages to service instances using transport, context, and application payloads. We'll show you how to use the new WF messaging activities to model rich protocols and how to use WCF as a rich default host for your workflows and expand the reach of WF with features like distributed compensation. See how service definition in XAML completes the union of WF and WCF with a unified authoring experience that dramatically simplifies configuration and is fully integrated w/ IIS activation and deployment.

We'll probably have a few other things to talk about with WF as well 😉

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