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    <p>Today is the first real day of the <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/">Microsoft Professional Developer&rsquo;s Conference</a> in Los Angeles, CA.&nbsp; Now I know what it was like for those who weren&rsquo;t at TechEd&hellip; living virtually through the bloggers and the news that trickes out of the event.&nbsp; With over 1,000 bloggers at this year&rsquo;s PDC, I&rsquo;m sure we&rsquo;ll hear all the news as it breaks! I&rsquo;m bummed (I&rsquo;m not there), I&rsquo;m stoked, and I&rsquo;m totally distracted!</p>
    <p>While watching the <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/4865292">fight</a>/<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/gameTrax?gameId=20050912001">MNF game</a> last night, I made sure I had read through all posts in my major folders in FeedDemon so I can see what new stuff hits this week.</p>
    <p>With so much stuff coming out of the PDC, here&rsquo;s what is really on my &ldquo;anticipation&rdquo; list (in order): </p>
    <ul>
    <li><a title="Microsoft Content Management Server" href="http://www.microsoft.com/cmserver/" target="_blank">MCMS</a> vNext: sure, it&rsquo;s O12, but deserves it&rsquo;s own mention)</li>
    <li><a title="" href="http://www.microsoft.com/office/sharepoint/prodinfo/overview.mspx" target="_blank">SharePoint</a> v3: sure, it&rsquo;s O12, but deserves it&rsquo;s own mention</li>
    <li>Anything Office 12: UI, clients, new server products</li>
    <li>VS <a title="" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/" target="_blank">.NET</a> Codename: Orcas (we&rsquo;ve all seen VS.NET 2005 and SQL 2005, I want to see what&rsquo;s coming next!)</li>
    <li><a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2005/06/28/416185.aspx">Project Atlas</a>: <a href="http://file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/e0082020/Local%20Settings/Temp/">Scott Guthrie</a> will be releasing info on the new post-ASP.NET 2.0 update that provides real developer &amp; debugger friendly AJAX</li>
    <li>Vista: not as big on my list&hellip; it&rsquo;s huge for everyone else, but yes, it does still interest me</li></ul>
    <p>I couldn&rsquo;t agree with <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/MarkHarrison?m=618">Mark&rsquo;s post</a>&nbsp;more&hellip; I think this is the start of a very big change for <a title="Microsoft" href="http://www.microsoft.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft</a> develoeprs &amp; in turn, consumers of Microsoft products/technology. I can&rsquo;t imagine a better time in our past since the Internet came of age in the last 10 years when our geek world is getting turned on its head. We&rsquo;ve all heard a bunch of stuff related to Vista, Office 12 System, <a title="" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/" target="_blank">.NET</a>, etc&hellip; at TechEd a lot of stuff was shown&hellip; but nothing breath taking&hellip; it was more a &ldquo;see, check this out&rdquo; of stuff we heard was coming.&nbsp; This week, I feel like Bill Gates &amp; company have jumped in the driver seat, screamed &ldquo;hold on&rdquo; and slammed the peddle down to the floor.&nbsp; For the record, I&rsquo;ve jumped in the car&hellip; this is going to be one hell of a ride!</p>
    <p>I wonder how much blogging I&rsquo;ll do this week as I become a blog sponge!&nbsp;Now for a few links, enjoy the week!&nbsp; </p>
    <p>&raquo; <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/">PDC 2005</a>&raquo; <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx">Bill Gates&rsquo; PDC Keynote Webcast info</a>&raquo; <a href="http://pdcbloggers.net/Feed.aspx">PDCBloggers.net</a>&raquo; <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/pdc05">PDC Flickr site</a>&raquo; <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/pdc05">Technocrati: PDC05</a>&raquo; <a href="http://www.pdcunderground.com/">PDCUnderground.com</a></p>
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