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Microsoft has just announced that it will be rescheduling this year’s PDC to an as yet undetermined date.  Microsoft’s reasoning for this, essentially, is that between MIX, Tech*Ed Orlando and Barcelona, and (I suspect) its Business Intelligence Conference held two weeks ago, and a slew of recent and soon-to-come alpha and beta releases, developers have enough to chew on for a while.  The folks in Redmond prefer to wait until we’re well into the next wave of technologies before launching a new PDC.  If my memory serves me correctly, Microsoft made the same decision two PDCs back and, with hindsight, people appreciated the decision and judged it wise.

Interestingly, Microsoft lists four events at which it will be presenting future technology content, and the first one on the list is VSLive! New York, to be held Sept 16th – 19th in Brooklyn, USA.  As the Conference Chair of that event, I’m gratified by this nice little promo.  We will in fact have content on “Katmai” (the next release of SQL Server) and very likely a keynote on Silverlight, all of which will be presented by product team members from Redmond.  Meanwhile, the vast majority of our content will be focused on technology that’s shipping today.  We think this strikes the right balance of “futures” and practical present-tense-relevant material.

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007 10:30 PM | Back to top

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