Monday, September 12, 2011

Microsoft Build 2011 aka PDC

It takes a lot for an organization to change the name of one of the most core conferences in the Microsoft repertoire.

I am of course talking about the Professional Developer’s Conference or as it is affectionately known, PDC.

PDC is no more, instead, welcome Microsoft BUILD. In my 15 years of interacting, working and architecting Microsoft technologies, I have never encountered the amount of hush/hush as I have seen/experienced with BUILD.

We know there will be a ton of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 topics but what else ?

There are tons of rumors about all the attendees getting a Samsung Windows 8 tablet.

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth but the old ACER 1420p from the old PDC conference was a bit of a disaster. Support was iffy and a lot of the laptops actually broke.

I upgraded mine with more ram and luckily, only my power adapter has some issues (got a replacement from eBay Smile )

I hope the messaging around the tablet and the amount of app support is either backward compatible or have the hardware be forward compatible to RC releases of the OS at least!!!

Either way, thank you for the education and/or any gifts for now! Please follow me on twitter for the latest updates at BUILD this week (Sept 13-16).


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Anonymous said...

I haven't had any issues with my 1420P Acer from PDC. Works like a champ and I use it almost every day still. My only complaint is that typing on it can be a pain because the keyboard is ultra sensitive.

Winson Woo said...

That is great. I have a few buddies that are also fine on the hardware. After Build, I am super excited to try and put Windows 8 on it!