Windows Longhorn: Live from PDC 2003!

Keith and Paul at PDC2003Here are the sessions, panels, and other events Keith and Paul will be attending each day at the PDC:Monday12:15 - 1:15 (Session)Being a ...

Paul Thurrott

October 6, 2010

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Here are the sessions, panels, and other events Keith and Paul will be attending each day at the PDC:Monday12:15 - 1:15 (Session)Being a Good Windows Citizen: Plugging into the Window's Shell1:30 - 2:45 (Session)"Avalon": Introducing the Next Generation of Windows Presentation Services3:00 - 4:15 (Session)"Avalon": Building Applications with Controls and Dialogs4:45 - 6:15 (Session)Introducing MSBuild: The Universal Build Engine for Visual Studio "Whidbey" and "Longhorn"Tuesday11:30 - 12:15 (Session)Designing Mobile Applications: Programming to "Longhorn" Data Synchronization12:30 - 1:45 (Session)"Avalon" Graphics and Media (Part 1): Overview of the Windows "Longhorn" Graphics and Media Revolution2:00 - 3:15 (Session)WinFS: File System and Storage Advances in Windows "Longhorn": Overview3:45 - 5:00 (Session).NET Framework Overview: A Roadmap5:15 - 6:30 (Session)"Avalon" Graphics and Media (Part 3): Using Audio, Video and Imaging in Your ApplicationsWednesday10:00 - 11:15 (Session)The New Windows "Longhorn" User Experience: Get Users to Fall in Love with Your Software11:30 - 12:45 (Session)WinFS: File System Integration1:00 - 1:45 (Session)Forum on Application Compatibility for Windows "Longhorn"2:00 - 3:15 (Session)ClickOnce: Advanced Topics in Web Based Application Deployment for Windows Forms and "Avalon"3:30 - 4:45 (Session)"Avalon": Visually Theming and Styling Your Applications and Documents5:00 - 6:15 (Session)"Avalon": Creating Windows "Longhorn" User Experiences: New User Interface Possibilities in LonghornThursday8:30 - 10:00 (Panel)Making it Sizzle: Enabling and Building Next-Generation User Experiences on Windows "Longhorn"10:30 - 12:00 (Panel)"Indigo:" What's Next for Connected Apps and Web Services1:45 - 3:15 (Panel)Computing on the Beach: Visions of Mobility

These updates are available directly from the WinInfo Daily UPDATE Web site and were updated regularly each day throughout the show.

Live from PDC 2003: Countdown, Two Days to Go!Live from PDC 2003: Countdown, One Day to Go!Live from PDC 2003: Day 0: SundayLive from PDC 2003: Day 1: MondayLive from PDC 2003: Day 2: TuesdayLive from PDC 2003: Day 3: WednesdayLive from PDC 2003: Day 4: Thursday

Our PDC 2003 photo galleries capture the feel of the show, the keynotes, various sessions and panels, and the Longhorn developer preview build.

Longhorn build 4051 screenshot gallery 1New shell features.Longhorn build 4051 screenshot gallery 2New special Library folders, Control Panel, and Image Preview application.Longhorn build 4051 screenshot gallery 3Longhorn applications.PDC 2003 Day 0: Sunday photo galleryLA, Convention Center, pre-conference briefings.PDC 2003 Day 1: Bill Gates keynote photo galleryMicrosoft Chairman Bill Gates.PDC 2003 Day 1: Aero keynote demo photo galleryAs demonstrated by Hillel Cooperman.PDC 2003 Day 1: Jim Allchin keynote photo galleryMicrosoft Group VP Jim Allchin.PDC 2003 Day 2: Eric Rudder keynote photo galleryMicrosoft Senior VP of Servers and Tools Eric RudderPDC 2003 Day 3: Hillel Cooperman Aero demo photo galleryMicrosoft Product Unit Manager of the Windows User Experience Team Hillel Cooperman: "The New Windows 'Longhorn' User Experience: Get Users to Fall in Love with Your Software."PDC 2003 Day 3: PDC 2003 photo galleryPDC 2003 Expo show floor, LA Convention Center.PDC 2003 Day 4: PDC 2003 photo galleryLA Convetion Center, Hands-on Labs.

Assuming we're not attacked by security guards, we'll attempt to record portions of the keynotes and sessions that we think will be of interest to Windows enthusiasts. As with the audio recordings, it's hard to say how many there will be, but we'll post that content here to the SuperSite for Windows.

Longhorn 4051 boot screenWatching the PDC developer preview boot-up.PDC 2003 crowd streams into keynote hallGeeks in motion.Longhorn Aero rock videoMicrosoft promo video shown before Gates keynote.PDC 2003 introduces Bill GatesLadies and gentlement, please welcome Chief Software Architect for the Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates.Longhorn desktopHillel demonstrates the new Longhorn desktop.Aero transparency in LonghornHillel demonstrates new Avalon transparency features.LA Convention Center walkthroughPaul walks from the keynote up to the press room in the LA Convention Center.Gates talks WinFSThe idea of taking the XML flexibility, the database technology, and getting it into the file system.Longhorn sidebarRight now we're calling it the sidebar, we'll figure out what the final name is at some point.Aero 3D effects and 3D accelerated hardwareGroup Product Manager of the Windows Client Division Pablo Fernicola demonstrates new hardware-accelerated Aero graphical effects.Longhorn user experience scenarios   NEW!Longhorn addresses the needs of all users, whether beginner or advanced.Latest Aero prototype   NEW!Cool Start Menu animation and media player Sidebar tile

Microsoft handed out Windows Longhorn build 4051 to PDC attendees, and Paul will publish a full review of this product as soon as possible to the SuperSite for Windows.

In the meantime, be sure to check out these build 4051-related photo galleries:Longhorn build 4051 screenshot gallery 1Longhorn build 4051 screenshot gallery 2Longhorn build 4051 screenshot gallery 3PDC 2003 Day 1: Aero keynote demo photo galleryPDC 2003 Day 3: Hillel Cooperman Aero demo photo gallery

The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is Microsoft's biggest semi-annual event for developers, and this year's show--PDC 2003--is the biggest ever, a sold-out event that promises to unleash an exciting array of Longhorn and related technologies to attendees. But you don't have to be in Los Angeles attending the PDC to get the full PDC experience: It's all here, with reports by Paul Thurrott and Keith Furman on the SuperSite for Windows! 

Longhorn Build 4029 Gallery 2 - September 25, 2003Longhorn Build 4029 Gallery 1 - September 2, 2003Windows Longhorn Aero Gallery - August 20, 2003The Road to Longhorn (2003) - May 9-12, 2003Longhorn Preview: Build 4015 - April 30, 2003Longhorn Preview: Build 4008 - March 1-3, 2003The Road to Longhorn (2002) - January 14, 2002Longhorn FAQ - Ongoing

About the Author(s)

Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is senior technical analyst for Windows IT Pro. He writes the SuperSite for Windows, a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE, and a daily Windows news and information newsletter called WinInfo Daily UPDATE.

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