Internal Preparations for the PDC


Several things mark the forthcoming PDC out from other Microsoft conferences I’ve
attended:

  • The fact that it’s sold out so quickly, wildly ahead of expectations in this difficult
    economic climate. (That’s not marketing fluff – we would definitely have planned for
    additional capacity if we’d known in advance that it would be so popular.)
  • That we’re giving out bits without requiring NDA for a major Windows revision that
    won’t be released for another two years.
  • The number of dress rehearsals that are taking place all over campus for the breakout
    sessions. I certainly don’t recall this happening at previous PDCs – perhaps I just
    wasn’t on the right internal mailing lists before, but most of the sessions are being
    run for internal audiences with the aim of getting as much constructive feedback as
    possible to hone the sessions still further.

If you’re not going to the PDC, you’ll still be able to get much of the technical
detail by identifying attending bloggers whom you trust. I’m planning to post my notes
here each day, and you’ll be able to read others’ opinions at pdcbloggers.net.
Only ten days to go!


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