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.
I keep looking at the calendar, and it keeps not being April 1st. This is a huge disappointment. I totally understand the stated rationale - PDC is supposed to be about future technologies past the upcoming release - but it's still quite the blow. Hopefully they'll reschedule soon...