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Live from PDC 2008: Day 1

Latest updates are on the top….

10/27/2008 5:48 PM – OK, they’re kicking us out of the press room soon. I’ve been working all day, so check back at 9:00 am PT tomorrow for some serious updates. Should be pretty decent. Up tonight: Another party on the rooftop of the Standard Hotel and then dinner with friends.

10/27/2008 2:46 PM – I just had a grueling Windows Azure briefing. I have to say, I’m having a hard time groking this. Part of the problem si that the announcement is only half-done: There will be more tomorrow around the Live Services. Part of the reason is that its just APIs they’re talking about now. More specifics later, I guess.

10/27/2008 12:46 PM – OK, I’ve actually been reasonably productive. Next up: A Cloud Computing Reviewers Briefing (90 minutes!!!) and then a meeting with the Oslo/Office folks.

10/27/2008 11:12 AM – Working on some articles that will post tomorrow. There’s a lot I can’t say yet.

10/27/2008 10:17 AM – So the keynote is over and … blech. Really unimpressive. Not the technology or the platform, but the presentation of it. Seriously, guys. I can’t say this enough: Pay attention to how Apple introduces things. Even their platform announcements are interesting. Bob Muglia and David Thompson were the most engaging. But most of it was pretty sad. And the Bluehoo thing. Cripes.

10/27/2008 10:03 AM – Random press room shot…

And yes, that’s Raf violating my privacy.  :)

10/27/2008 9:15 AM – Make sure you’re following the keynote live blog!

10/27/2008 8:09 AM – Oh, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter. I’ve been posting the occasional photo there as well.

10/27/2008 8:09 AM - Here’s a very short QIK video Tom shot yesterday at the, uh, event.

10/27/2008 7:38:24 AM – We're in the press room. I think Rafael, Tom, and I and a few others will be live blogging from here instead of going into the main hall. (Update: Tom couldn’t resist. He’s heading over to keynote hall.)

10/27/2008 6:16:44 AM – And PDC is finally upon us. I'm eager to talk about what we did yesterday, but that will have to wait a day or so for confidentiality reasons. In the meantime, here's a quickie WinInfo news story about the show starting.

PDC 2008: Here Comes Windows 7 ... And Windows Server 2008 R2 ... And Windows Cloud OS ...

We are heading into the LACC for the morning keynote in a just a bit. Note that the PDC 2008 live blog—with Ed Bott, Mary Jo Foley, Kip Kniskern, Rafael Rivera, Tom Warren, Long Zheng, and yours truly--should be up and running for the keynote (8:30 am to 11:00 am). Today’s keynote, disappointingly, deals not with Windows 7, but with Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Cloud OS.

More when we get to the convention center….

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