Microsoft PDC: Live from the Microsoft Campus

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, October 28th and 29th.  The in-person event is sold out; however, you can still participate online via live streaming and real-time Q&A.


For the first time in history, the entire PDC event will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Campus.  In addition to the Redmond event, the local subsidiaries have organized 200+ PDC events worldwide (I’m very excited to attend the Microsoft – Gurgaon, India event), including 22,000 registered participants and events on every continent (…well, except Antarctica).

Since 1991, the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been the epicenter of Microsoft’s biggest platform announcements. Sessions are highly technical, and delivered by the technology leaders and teams that conceived and built the technologies.

This year’s announcements will focus on using Microsoft’s developer frameworks and tools to connect your desktops and devices to the next-generation of cloud services.  Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia will keynote the event.  The ground-breaking online broadcast will include live streaming of the keynote, as well as concurrent live streaming of sessions.

  • Live and on-demand streaming will be presented in high-definition (720p) through Silverlight’s Smooth Streaming technology.
  • Dual-screen view of speaker and their demos/code, with screen pinning and the ability to tag and bookmark video content.
  • Live, multi-language audio translation (French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese) and live closed captioning in English.
  • Unprecedented online interaction – inline Twitter client, real-time polling and live Q&A with product teams and experts.

Join the excitement starting at 9:00 am PST on October 28th.  No registration is required.  All content is free and available for viewing live and on-demand.  Recorded and presentation content will be available for download approximately 24 hours after recording.  The PDC session guide is now live.  Browse the sessions and plan your viewing schedule.

For the latest event news, follow PDC10 on Twitter: @PDCEvent.  Use the hash tag #PDC10 to share your tweets.

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Abhishek Baxi writes on the Windows ecosystem and hosts an online show - Microsoft Talk ( and owns the Windows Phone portal - I Love Windows Phone ( He lives at and talks incessantly on Twitter.

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