Thanks neufuse for the heads up on Paul Thurrott's article which takes us through his expectations of the PDC 2005 event in September.
No one was more disappointed in the Longhorn content Microsoft provided at April's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), but the software giant appears ready to make up for it this September. That's when Microsoft will host its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2005 in Los Angeles. And with a quick look at the conference tracks and sessions, you can see that it's going to be a much more exciting event than WinHEC.
Indeed, PDC 2005 appears designed specifically to right the wrongs of WinHEC 2005. Instead of the warmed over look at Internet Explorer (IE) features from Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) that we were tortured with at WinHEC, PDC 2005 will include a session on new developer features in IE 7. Longhorn, naturally, is well represented as well, with sessions on the Longhorn User Experience Guidelines, Longhorn Server, the new PeerNet P2P features, Longhorn client security features, system reliability, ClickOnce deployment, and more.
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