Monday, September 19, 2005 1:25 AM bart

Back from the PDC

Yesterday I arrived back from the PDC (after an intended sleepless flight night and a nightmare bus trip from Amsterdam to Brussels, read why on Patrick's blog), which was a great experience. In the blogoscope, I've been pretty low on posting activity due to the busy schedule (sessions, side-meetings, parties, etc) and a somewhat limited connectivity to the internet. Because everything has been blogged about already, I'll limit this post to a list of some exciting stuff I saw (most exciting stuff first?).

  • Windows * Foundation, including Presentation, Communition and Workflow
  • All kinds of Vista and Longhorn Server stuff (SuperFetch, TxNTFS, IIS7, etc)
  • MSH (aka Monad) Beta 2
  • C# 3.0 and Visual Basic 9
  • LINQ, DLINQ, XLINQ
  • MMC 3.0
  • SharePoint v3 and Office 12
  • Microsoft "Expression" stuff

I'm sure I forgot about a lot of things in the list above. You'll see lots of posts and articles coming up in the next couple of weeks/months around this stuff. Other great things were the party at Universal Studios (never thought I would end up in a roller coaster when going to the PDC), the EMEA@PDC party at the White Lotus, Bill Gates' (long) keynote (and Eric Rudder's, Jim Allchin's, etc), the hotel. Photos still have to be transferred to my computer and later to the internet.

Other Belgians I met on the PDC (links to known blogs):

If I forgot someone, please post a comment and I'll add you to this list.

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# re: Back from the PDC

Monday, September 19, 2005 9:45 PM by bart

I definitely think SharePoint should be higher on the list ;-)