PDC 2009: Retrospective Thoughts

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The PDC ended over a week ago with me coming back home this Wednesday after a short vacation. On this blog post, I’ll try to summarize my main thoughts and conclusions from this year’s conference and also give a quick reminder regarding the upcoming SDP. Cloud Computing in Full Thrust In my opinion, the main issue in this year’s PDC was Microsoft’s full thrust motion towards cloud computing with Windows Azure. Ray Ozzie’s vision of “Three Screens in a Cloud” and Bob Muglia’s approach to “Cloud: The Next Generation” right at very start of the conference,...
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PDC 2009 Day 2: Second Keynote – Silverlight 4 Announced

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The second keynote given today focused on the Silverlight platform. As it turns out, 45% of users have Silverlight installed on them, and Microsoft has risen the bar with the new Silverlight 4!   Announcing Silverlight 4 Silverlight 4 was just announced at the beginning of the session, and the entire keynote was devoted to reviewing and demoing the new features it provides. Media Webcam and Microphone – Silverlight 4 allows connecting to a microphone and webcam and performing a variety of pixel shader effects on videos and video image...
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