"The PDC has always provided direct access to the people behind the technologies, but this year we’re upping the ante by providing access to the places, too. For the first time ever, our most influential customers will converge on the Microsoft Campus
in Redmond for the PDC. We’re opening the doors to our buildings and labs, and providing unprecedented access to Microsoft’s leaders and engineering teams on their home turf."
The price tag will still prevent me from coming though, but it looks promising to me.
Glad you picked up on the Channel 9 connection
Indeed, this PDC will be a physical and virtual manifestation of the core Channel 9 philosophy: Welcome to the sausage factory, developers. You will get to meet folks you've never met before and interact with fellow developers who write Microsoft's platforms,
tools and services in their native habitat, not some giant conference hall.... This will be a very
deep and very focused PDC. Developers only.