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WPF Disciples Gather at PDC08

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I’ve just returned from an excellent week at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles.  It was a great chance to learn about some exciting things coming to WPF in the future (and some available now).  And of course, there were many non-WPF things announced, if you’re into that sorta thing. 😉

Check out the online PDC session recordings for the goods.

I really enjoyed meeting several of the WPF Disciples face-to-face, some for the first time, at PDC08.  We had some good conversations which I’m sure will continue online, so keep your eyes on the disciples google group if you’re interested in such things.

I don’t typically comment on statements pertaining to my identity, but I feel the need to set the record straight on a few things that have shown up recently in the blogosphere.  For instance, my people would never subject Walt to a 17 question WPF quiz.  (My team can certainly ascertain a person’s WPF qualifications using 3 questions or less!)

In regards to Laurent’s comment, I must apologize for the misplaced probe! I assure you that was not at my behest. I actually had to dismiss that member of my security detail for subsequent inappropriate behavior. (Let’s just say that he’s a big fan of certain recently announced multi-touch features.)

And Josh, that is not kool-aid I’m drinking… That is the diluted blood of WinForms developers who have mistakenly questioned WPF’s readiness for LOB.

Finally, I would never describe life events in relationship to asparagus, as Nathan would have you believe. I don’t think that asparagus should ever be mentioned in polite conversation. (I just don’t trust a food that does funny things to your pee.)

As for the other details in those reports… they were pretty much spot on.

I’m already looking forward to the next gathering of disciples! 😀