We’re five weeks out from PDC09, and the rest of our sessions went live last week. I know I posted a couple weeks ago about PDC and sessions that went live, but I wanted to let folks know about the four new sessions – to help you maximize your experience around the Connected Framework technologies!

This looks to be a great event, as the team dives in deep on the enhancements coming with .NET 4, and discussing some of the thoughts around what’s to come next.

PDC Sessions of Note
The below list is a refresh of the one I posted a couple weeks ago, with additions marked out.

The larger team will be delivering the following seven sessions:

  • Microsoft Application Server Technologies: Present and Future (Anil Nori)
  • What’s New for Windows Communication Foundation 4 (Ed Pinto)
  • Windows Workflow Foundation 4 from the Inside Out (Bob Schmidt)
  • Spice up your applications with WF 4 (Matt Winkler)
  • Workflow Services and ’Dublin’ (Mark Fussell)
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server Futures and Roadmap (Balasubramanian Sriram)
  • Connecting Applications with the Microsoft BizTalk Enterprise Service Bus (Syed Rasheed; Ron Jacobs)

In addition to the sessions being done by the team, WCF comes up in several other sessions of note at the event:

  • Accelerating Applications Using Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Networking and Web Services in Silverlight
  • It’s All About the Services: Developing Custom Applications for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Using Microsoft ASP.NET, WCF, and REST (Maxim Lukiyanov)
  • Queuing and Publish/Subscribe in a Heterogeneous Environment (David Ingham; John O’Hara)
  • Using ADO.NET Data Services (Pablo Castro)
  • Data Programming and Modeling for the Microsoft .NET Developer (Don Box, Chris Anderson)

On the Floor of the Event
As an update, we have confirmed that we will have a small 20-seat theatre in the Framework and Tools lounge area. In the theatre area, we’ll be doing a series shorter ’chalk talks’, discussing more special interest topics. There are some real gems being planned for discussion; we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts.


I’ll post up any additional notes as we come up on the event. And, as a reminder, drop a note if you want to catch up with someone from the team while at PDC. Let me know what you would like to discuss, and I’ll reach out to the team that will be in LA and try to connect you with someone so you can coordinate schedules.

Hope to see y’all in LA!