PDC10 - Microsoft's largest conference will begin in a week on October 28. Now is the time to speculate and speculate on what Microsoft can provide to developers.
Food for speculation can give a recent update of the conference program at http://player.microsoftpdc.com/ . The following interesting positions appeared in it:
There is no doubt that the PDC will talk about the next versions of C #, Visual Basic and F #. It is not yet clear whether the language update will go along with the update of the .NET platform itself. I am inclined to believe that there will be no CLR update, innovations in languages will be introduced under the .NET 4.1 / 4.5 index, but not 5.0.
It seems unlikely that some preliminary versions of the new platform will reach the PDC. Most likely, innovations will be shown to us and they will be told about the plans, but they won't give a touch.
Another interesting piece of the conference program:
Can we assume that the new version of Silverlight will be presented on the PDC10? I think that it is possible. Again, it is likely that the preliminary version of the tools will not be released during the conference, but they may well tell you about the new Silverlight 4.1 / 4.5 / 5.0.
Other very interesting reports:
Tell us about the innovations in LINQ? This can be very interesting.
Major Microsoft application? What can we talk about?
It should be a very interesting report, because very little is known about the insides of Windows Azure.
In addition, I expect the announcement of Microsoft and Wordpress.com. Beyond the migration of millions of Microsoft Spaces users to the wordpress.com platform, there must be something besides goodwill and a desire to make users enjoyable. It's about time to tell what the PDC10 is. I put on wordpress.com migration to the Windows Azure platform.
I would also like to see the first details about Windows 8, after all the first test versions of this system are expected in a year.
What do you think? Share in the comments.