Oh how I wish I was going to PDC, but no, sadly I won’t be there :-(
However that hasn’t stopped me going ‘window shopping’ on the PDC agenda page. The first thing that strikes you when you land there is the breakdown of sessions – I’ve highlighted the tags I see as unusual:
Six sessions on Oslo (ie BizTalk) and seven on Parallelism should tell you something about the focus Microsoft is giving them. But 27 on Cloud services is the real give away. The buzz around Cloud, Identity, SQL Data Services and the Live/Mesh platforms is very high. Windows Mobile on the other hand is getting its usual treatment.