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Is PDC 2009 Cancelled??

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    comparin

    I heard PDC was announced for Nov 17-20 right after last year's PDC, but not have heard any official information about it since.  Does anyone know FOR SURE whether PDC 2009 is on or not?    A lot companies need to determine their training budgets in this tight economy and it would nice to know if this event will take place as scheduled or not.   I have been told to subscribe to the PDC 2009 mailing list and have done so for six months but have never received a single email.

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    CKurt
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    Harlequin

    CKurt said:

    Hopefully C9 will do an interview with Mike Swanson soon, he's probably in charge of things again.

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    hchwa

    Mcrosoft has a twitter page: http://twitter.com/PDC09 and the date for the PDC was from update (Pre-Conference session on the 16th).  Since they looking for feedback, I think PDC09 is probably on.  Hopefully new detail on the conference will come out soon so I make decision and get funding for the conference.

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    hchwa

    Microsoft has a twitter page: http://twitter.com/PDC09.  Conference date has been updated there; Oct 16 will be for pre-conference sessions.  Since MS was seeking feedbacks, I think PDC09 is likely to go on as schduled.  I just hope the detail for registration is avaliable soon so I can make decision on attending and get necessary funding.... 

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    Charles

    PDC 09 is not cancelled. In fact, we are all pretty busy planning it right now... It's going to be a great event. Stay tuned for more details and of course Jennifer and Mike will spin up another Countdown series.

    C

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    figuerres

    Charles said:

    PDC 09 is not cancelled. In fact, we are all pretty busy planning it right now... It's going to be a great event. Stay tuned for more details and of course Jennifer and Mike will spin up another Countdown series.

    C

    Yeah i sent en email this am asking someone else about the events to happen this fall, we have VS 2010, .Net 4.0 and SIlverlight 3.0 plus WIn 7 and whatever else is ready around October -ish....

    seems like it's time to plan the parties and all that good stuff... Smiley

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    Charles

    figuerres said:
    Charles said:
    *snip*

    Yeah i sent en email this am asking someone else about the events to happen this fall, we have VS 2010, .Net 4.0 and SIlverlight 3.0 plus WIn 7 and whatever else is ready around October -ish....

    seems like it's time to plan the parties and all that good stuff... Smiley

    There's much more than parties. Stay tuned.

    C

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    CKurt

    figuerres said:
    Charles said:
    *snip*

    Yeah i sent en email this am asking someone else about the events to happen this fall, we have VS 2010, .Net 4.0 and SIlverlight 3.0 plus WIn 7 and whatever else is ready around October -ish....

    seems like it's time to plan the parties and all that good stuff... Smiley

    Stuff like, the Beta of The Live Framework, Windows Azure and Mesh CTP being combined with Mesh ?
    Stuff like Windows Mobile 7?

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    Harlequin

    CKurt said:
    figuerres said:
    *snip*

    Stuff like, the Beta of The Live Framework, Windows Azure and Mesh CTP being combined with Mesh ?
    Stuff like Windows Mobile 7?

    Hopefully stuff like a PDC2009 bag. Since they didn't have them at the PDC2008 Smiley

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    May28th2018

    Harlequin said:
    CKurt said:
    *snip*

    Hopefully stuff like a PDC2009 bag. Since they didn't have them at the PDC2008 Smiley

    Google gave out a free G2 Magic phone to each visitor at I/O this year, along with a banquet and free unlimited refill alcohol bar for all. At 10 times the cost of I/O admission, you may be out of luck hoping for that Microsoft branded bag.

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    mswanson

    PDC09 is happening, and I just blogged about the places you can plug-in: http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/archive/2009/06/19/pdc09.aspx. As Charles mentions, Jennifer and I will start-up our "Countdown to PDC" show sometime around the time the conference site opens (early August). Sign-up for the e-mail list and join the Twitter conversation, and you'll be one of the first to know what's going on.

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    rhm

    May28th2018 said:
    Harlequin said:
    *snip*

    Google gave out a free G2 Magic phone to each visitor at I/O this year, along with a banquet and free unlimited refill alcohol bar for all. At 10 times the cost of I/O admission, you may be out of luck hoping for that Microsoft branded bag.

    Joel Spolsky estimates that PDC costs Microsoft around $5000 per attendee and as such they spend a lot on it already. Google must effectively write off the cost of putting on I/O and only charges a token fee for tickets in order to filter the attendees.

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