PDC is finally here

Over the last few months it has seemed like every interesting discussion about MS products has some how involved a “just wait until PDC” statement.  Thankfully PDC is finally here.  Tomorrow Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia kick it off with a keynote starting at 8:30 am PT.  On Tuesday there are two keynotes one from 8:30-10:30 with Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie, and David Treadwell and then another one from 11:00-12:30 with Don Box and Chris Anderson.  The second one is for sure about Oslo and demoing that.  If I had to guess the first one on Tuesday will involve a Live Mesh show and tell – I wonder what Monday will bring with Muglia and Ozzie – VS2010 stuff to show??

The “goods” or the “bits” won’t be given to attendees until Tuesday – undoubtably because they don’t want the surprises slated for the keynotes to slip out beforehand.  I will be busy twittering for sure and probably a little live blogging as well.  Can’t wait to get started tomorrow. 

I am staying up in Hollywood as all the Conference hotels were sold out by the time I registered (or at least the ones that where semi-reasonable were sold out).  So I am taking the Metro into the Convention Center every morning.  Not too bad actually – I actually enjoyed the experience today – we’ll see if I get tired of it as the week wears on.  The only bummer is no cell reception on the metro – is it like that in New York and other places (Washington D.C.) – if so that is lame – and if not then why hasn’t LA figured out how to make it work yet?

Windows Live Tags: Live Mesh, clubhouse, PDC, story
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2 Responses to PDC is finally here

  1. Jamie says:

    Hey Brian,
    I’m hoping for lots of information later today about Windows Strata – their new OS for the cloud. Specifically I want to know what enhancements have gone into SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) since MIX07 and, more importantly, how SSDS fits into the "bigger picture" of Windows Strata.

  2. Bryan says:

    Hey Jamie – looks like we know – Windows Strata is Windows Azure and SSDS is getting beefed up with more than just a data store (Reporting Services and Analysis Services).  I haven’t drilled into it a whole lot – what do you think?  Are you here at PDC?  If what have you found on the SSDS (or now SDS which I think is the new name).

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