More than 200 Hours of PDC Breakout Sessions Available Now

There is a wealth of resources available at but I couldn’t find a single complete list of PDC sessions available so I created one here. Update: Mike Swanson has done one better over at by including codes, speaker, powerpoint and code links! “Dublin” and .NET Services: Extending On-Premises Applications to the Cloud “Dublin”: Hosting…


WCF REST Starter Kit

The WCF REST Starter Kit CTP is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. It builds on the support already provided as a part of WCF in .NET 3.5 (including SP1). Read More Getting Started with the WCF REST Starter Kit A…


Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit

The Oomph A Microformats Toolkit session is taking place right now at PDC. With the momentum of Microformats burgeoning, we decided to build Oomph: A Microformat Toolkit. Our main goal with Oomph is to make Microformats more accessible for developers and designers. Microformats are about enhancing the web, representing data in HTML and moving that…


Day 3 PDC Microsoft Research Rules the Roost

Reading tweets and Scott’s WOW blog post this morning perked my interest in what was shown at PDC this morning. I checked out the overview of what was presented and the Microsoft Research site to find out more about what was shown. Unfortunately it looks like today’s keynote wasn’t recorded Update: This keynote is now…


WPF/ Silverlight Control Toolkit – Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP

In today’s PDC keynote theGu announced a new control suite for Silverlight 2 and WPF. The Silverlight controls announced today don’t exist in WPF just yet but have been written in a way that can be easily ported to WPF. These releases continue to drive towards the arrowhead vision for WPF and Silverlight. photo Dru!…


Windows Cloud = Windows Azure

Azure is a near synonym for the color blue. Commonly it refers to a bright blue, resembling the sky on a bright, clear day. Take a trip to to meet the new Azure Services Platform. Watch the intro videos: Manuvir Das: Introducing Windows Azure Steve Marx: Windows Azure for Developers