On Saturday, contributing news editor Keith Furman and I will head to Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2003 in Los Angeles for a weeklong odyssey to discover all we can about the next version of Windows (code-named Longhorn) and a slew of other upcoming Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio .NET (code-named Whidbey), Microsoft .NET Web services (code-named Indigo), and Microsoft SQL Server (code-named Yukon). The sold-out conference will be the biggest PDC ever and--thanks to the extensive amount of Longhorn information--a seminal event for the Windows community. As a result, Keith and I will post constant live updates to the WinInfo Daily UPDATE Web site from Sunday through Thursday next week, keeping you up-to-date as quickly and accurately as possible during the show.
Excitement about Longhorn continues to grow in the days leading up to PDC 2003, as various Web sites, blogs, and technical publications ratchet up their coverage of the next Windows version. Keith and I will also introduce a range of multimedia coverage that will include video and audio recordings and photo galleries. We'll post the multimedia content to the SuperSite for Windows on a regular basis during and after the show.
Since 1995, when WinInfo Daily UPDATE debuted for staff members and students at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona, the email newsletter has been one of the leading sources of Windows news and information. The SuperSite for Windows has been exposing future Microsoft technologies since August 1998, when Microsoft launched Windows NT 5.0 Beta 2, a product that later became Windows 2000. PDC 2003 will represent a new phase and challenge for both sites, and the show should be one of the most exciting events we've covered during the past several years. So strap on your seatbelts, folks: It's going to be a long but rewarding week.