The PDC will once again be held this year in Los Angeles, and registration is now open! For those of you who have not been to a PDC, it skews more towards the future-looking and emphasizes deep, technical sessions for the professional developers. There’s also always a great mix of content and speakers, and this is where you see the top speakers geek out on what’s coming.
Keynoting this year are Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia—and there will be more great keynote speakers beyond these two.
My areas of personal interest (and those that are relevant to this blog) cut across Office, SharePoint, Unified Communications, and CRM, and this year there will be some great sessions in each of these areas. For example, last night Microsoft released an initial list of sessions (http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/RSS), and the ones that mapped to the above areas are:
1. Under the Hood with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Programmability—a deep dive on the innards of SP 2010 OM, services, tools, and so on.
2. Microsoft Unified Communications Futures—discusses how you can integrate UC presence into your WPF and Silverlight apps using .NET programmability.
3. Developing xRM Solutions using Windows Azure—the integration of xRM and Azure, which can result in very compelling business solutions.
4. Developing .NET Managed Applications using the Office 2010 Developer Platform—a deep dive into the new additions to the Office developer platform including services, APIs, tools, and so on.
5. Developer Patterns to Integrate Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 with Microsoft SharePoint 2010—a way to integrate Silverlight and SharePoint through a set of reusable patterns.