Microsoft has postponed PDC '07 that was originally scheduled for this Fall in Los Angeles. The reason is basically that they don't have any new stuff to announce since they did all that stuff at Mix07 and in announcements during the year.
You would think that the folks running the conference would have some idea of what they were going to present and had it "locked in" when they originally announced the conference at the end of last year.
If you don't feel like clicking through, here's the
excuse posting from the PDC site.
"We are currently in the process of rescheduling this fall’s Professional Developer Conference. As the PDC is the definitive developer event focused on the future of the Microsoft platform, we try to align it to be in front of major platform milestones. By this fall, however, upcoming platform technologies including Windows Server 2008, SQL Server codenamed “Katmai,” Visual Studio codenamed “Orcas” and Silverlight will already be in developers’ hands and approaching launch, which is where we’ll focus our developer engagement in the near term. We will update this site when we have a new date for the PDC that is better timed with the next wave of platform technologies.
Microsoft will have a presence at several developer events this fall to provide deep technical training on the latest wave of software technologies, including at:
That kinda sucks, I was really looking forward to attending my first PDC. Magenic gives us two weeks of training a year and I was planning on "burning" a week on this. I guess I'll have to find something else to attend.
I wonder if Google has a developer's conference?
UPDATE: IT Channel News article: http://www.crn.com/software/199702224