Posts Tagged ‘PDC09’

Microsoft PDC09 Connected Show Podcast #21

December 31, 2009

Wanted to thank Peter Laudati and Dmitry Lyalin for having me on Connected Show Podcast #21 with Sara Chipps recently.

We covered a lot of ground during the podcast and Peter posted all of the relevant links.

There was a lot of great news at PDC09 but I was most fascinated by Microsoft’s support for building Java Apps with Windows Azure.

For the Java Developers out there, here’s the “Building Java Apps with Windows Azure” session.

 

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PDC09 Predictions/Expectations

November 17, 2009

In a few hours the 2009 PDC will officially kick off. For software developers, every PDC keynote has its share of surprise announcements. There was a rumor this morning about some Windows Mobile 7 related announcements coming this week but I doubt it.

I think Microsoft is not ready to discuss Windows Phone 7 (WP7) publicly yet. My guess is they’re shooting to make WM7 announcements on January 6th, 2010 at the CES 2010 keynote event.

NeoWin sometimes gets the inside scoop and they say Microsoft will discuss plans for IE9 and Silverlight 4 in the morning.

Regardless of surprise, the big news is the Dawn of Microsoft’s Cloud Era. It also sets a tone for Google and Amazon. Microsoft will disclose all details on their cloud strategy in the morning. Financial analysts will be listening in carefully so they can tweak their MSFT revenue forecast models.

I predict/expect Ray Ozzie to rock the house in the morning.

It’ll be a busy 3 days. I’m expecting deep dives in the following areas.

  1. IE9
  2. Silverlight 4
  3. Office Web 2010 – Is it better than Google Docs?
  4. Microsoft Web Platform – http://www.microsoft.com/web/
  5. Multi-Touch Everywhere – desktops, tablets, surface computers, phones, cars, TVs, game consoles
  6. Facebook/Twitter Everywhere – desktops, tablets, surface computers, phones, cars, TVs, game consoles
  7. Visual Studio 2010 – Intellitrace, Coded UI Tests/Silverlight Test Automation
  8. Language Futures – Parallelism, Dynamic and Procedural, Dependency Injection/IOC
  9. Security Services – Windows Identity Foundation (formerly Geneva)
  10. Cloud Computing Architectures – Hybrid, Service Bus, Big Table
  11. ASP.Net MVC 2 and 2.5
  12. IIS7 and beyond – http://www.iis.net/

For more info, follow this live blog in the morning.

Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Full Court Press starts November 17

October 31, 2009

The full court press to get developer’s onto the Microsoft Azure Cloud starts Tuesday, November 17th at 8:30 AM PST at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference. I’ll be there and will be blogging as it unfolds.

I believe it’ll take at least 2 years for Azure to get the sales and usage momentum needed to be successful. As you may know, the 3 big cloud vendors; Amazon, Google and Microsoft are getting their stakes in the ground (er… cloud).

This month’s Forbes Magazine covers Microsoft’s efforts here.

It’s interesting to note that Azure will be half the cost of Amazon but Google App Engine beats them all.

The cloud computing transition is going to be big. The success of Microsoft’s Azure as well as Google and Amazon is inevitable.

I wonder how old school data center companies like AboveNet and Equinix will survive.