Tuesday, October 4, 2005

MVP Conference Wrap-Up

I spent the better part of last week in Redmond and surrounding communities for the MVP Conference.  It was a nice to be able to put a face to so many online personas.  For the most part it appears that a lot of the content was also presented at PDC with a few exceptions.  My overall thoughts are that there are a number of exciting technologies – I suppose the only frustration is that there is little indication in so many cases of when the stuff will actually be shipped.

Things I am looking forward to:

  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) – I think this has snuck under the radar a bit, but should present some great new capabilities to enterprise developers.  I can think of a project right now that could desperately use this.
  • Indigo (WCF) –  I hate the new name, but WCF looks very promising.
  • LINQ – I know that Frans is not a big fan of DLINQ, but I am looking forward to learning more about this particular technology.  Unfortunately, since I did not attend this session I will admit to a paucity of knowledge here.