PDC .. PDC .. what to do?

Hmm .. trying to decide which sessions to attend at PDC next week. My first take on
the schedule just has so many overlaps it’s depressing. I know I’m not going to attend
everything I want to, so I’ll have to trim it down. Here’s what it looks like at the

September 13

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM  

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM  
COM202 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): A Lap around the Windows Communications
Foundation   Halls C & D (Petree Hall)  
TLN301 VSTS: Behind the Scenes of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server   502

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM  
COM311 Developing P2P Applications Using Windows Vista and the Windows Communication
Foundation (?Indigo?) PeerChannel   403 AB  
DAT303 SQL Server 2005: Building Distributed, Asynchronous Database Applications with
the Service Broker   502 AB  
TLN303 Monad: Advanced Command Line Scripting   404 AB    

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM  
DAT405 SQL Server 2005: Deep Dive on XML and XQuery   502 AB    
ILL03 Intelligent Data Synchronization in a Semi-Connected Environment   Labs
(Big Room)  

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM  

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM  

11:00 PM – 12:00 AM  

September 14

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM  

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM  
COM200 Applications and Communications Roadmap: Platform Presents and Futures   Halls
C & D (Petree Hall)  
COM305 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Integrating COM+ and MSMQ Applications
  404 AB  
TLN205 Future Directions: Building Customizable Applications in the .NET World   403

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM  
TLNL06 Tips & Tricks: Scrubbing Source Code for Common Coding Mistakes (FxCop
and PreFast)   408 AB  

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM  
COM210 Introduction to Workflow in Windows Applications   150/151 (Hall
COM301 MSN Messenger: Extending MSN Messenger with Multi-Person Instant Messaging
Applications   406 AB  
COM308 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Developing Manageable Web Services
  404 AB  
COM312 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Writing Secure Distributed Applications
  403 AB  
PRS309 Windows Presentation Foundation (“Avalon”): Overview of Windows Vista Graphics
  502 AB  

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM  
COM307 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Writing Reliable and Transacted
Distributed Applications   403 AB  
COM328 Extending Workflow Capabilities with Custom Activities   150/151
(Hall E)  
DAT411 Advanced ETL: Embedding Integration Services   411    
OFF325 Microsoft CRM: Extending and Customizing Microsoft CRM Solutions   402

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM  
COM318 Developing Rules Driven Workflows   152/153 (Hall F)    
COM416 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Under the Hood of the Windows
Communications Foundation Channel Layer   406 AB  
DAT314 BizTalk Server 2006: Development and Adapters   403 AB    
PRS312 ASP.NET: Future Directions for Developing Rich Web Applications with Atlas
(Part 1)   Halls C & D (Petree Hall)  
PRS416 Direct 3D (Part 2): Deep Dive into Building Real Time Graphics Applications
Using Direct 3D   404 AB  

September 15

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM  
COM417 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Under the Hood of the Service
Model Layer   402 AB  
TLN308 Visual Basic: Future Directions in Language Innovation   411    
TLN311 Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects and Future Directions
in Modeling Tools   Halls C & D (Petree Hall)  

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM  
TLN312 VSTS: Building More Reliable and Better Performing Web Applications with Visual
Studio 2005 Team System   403 AB  

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM  
DATL02 SQL Server 2005: BI Power Hour   515 AB    

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM  
COM423 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Web Services Interoperability
with Java/J2EE   406 AB  
DAT319 Future Directions: Beyond BizTalk Server 2006   502 AB    
TLN315 ASP.NET: A Sneak Peek at Future Directions in Web Development and Designer
Tools   Halls C & D (Petree Hall)  

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM  
COM325 Workflow + Messaging + Services: Developing Distributed Applications with Workflows
  150/151 (Hall E)  
COM424 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): A Deep Dive into Extending the
Channel Layer   406 AB  

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM  
COM326 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): Web Services for XML Programmers
  150/151 (Hall E)  

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM  

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM  

11:00 PM – 12:00 AM  

September 16

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM  
ARCSYM01 Architecture Symposium: Connected Business, Connected Systems   Halls
C & D (Petree Hall)  
PNL14 The Future of RSS: Beyond Blogging   411    

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM  
COM432 Developing Web Services Using ASP.NET and WSE That Interoperate with the Windows
Communications Foundation (“Indigo”)   150/151 (Hall E)  

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM  
COM429 Windows Communications Foundation (“Indigo”): A Deep Dive into Extending the
Service Model Layer   406 AB  
PRS334 Windows Presentation Foundation (“Avalon”) + Windows Communications Foundation
(“Indigo”) = Magic   150/151 (Hall E)  

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  
ARCSYM02 Architecture Symposium, continued: Connected Business, Connected Systems
  Halls C & D (Petree Hall)  
PNL01 Advances in Agile Development   409 AB    
PNL09 APIs in the Sky: Developing Public Web Services   152/153 (Hall F)

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM  
TLNL07 Tips & Tricks: Developing and Testing with Virtual PC   152/153
(Hall F)  

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM  

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM  
PNLARC The Art and Practice of Connected Systems   Halls C & D (Petree

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