PDC Live from Redmond

So this morning I watched the PDC live from my desk in Redmond. This was great to
be able to see all of the presentations without leaving my office (except for a bathroom
break). It seems like 3 hrs is a long presentation. They had so much information to
put out I guess. It all started, as it should, with the Red Vs Blue Halo video. They
talked about Avalon, which is the presentation layer for “Longhorn”. There were many
cool new features like XAML. XAML is going to allow developers to declaratively create
rich UIs. They should some cool features of WinFS which is the new unified storage
system. They talked about WinFX which is the Longhorn API set. Amazon did a great
Indigo demo. Indigo is the communication layer, including Web Services, Remoting,
and Reliable Messaging. They demoed “ClickOnce” a unified build system.