Surprise! There will be a PDC 2008 after all

Summary:Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) -- which was "postponed" this year -- is on for 2008, according to the company.

Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) -- which was "postponed" this year -- is on for 2008, according to the company.

PDC 2008 is slated for October 27 to 30 in Los Angeles. (I wonder if it will be right before/after/during the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, also slated for some time next fall, and possibly in Los Angeles.)

From a Microsoft spokesperson:

"PDC is a Microsoft event for software developers and architects . A ttendees will hear from executives about the latest platform advancements and engage in in-depth discussions around upcoming technologies and the future direction of the Microsoft platform."

Will Microsoft really be ready to talk futures about Windows 7? Windows Server 2010 (or whatever the Windows Server 2008 successor is named)? What "platform" specifics, if any, do you think the tight-lipped Microsoft Platforms & Services team will be ready to share in a year?

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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