Professional Developers Conference

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Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) was a series of conferences for software developers; the conference was held infrequently to coincide with beta releases of the Windows operating system, and showcased topics of interest to those developing hardware and software for the new version of Windows.

In 2011, PDC was merged with Microsoft's web development conference MIX to form the Build Conference. Since 2011, it has been renamed BUILD.



  • October 28–29, 2010 - Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington[10]
    • Announced new Platform Features for Cloud Computing
    • VmRoles announced to port existing on-premises Applications to the Cloud
    • Microsoft "Dallas" renamed to Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket
    • Windows Azure Marketplace Applications announced
    • An unlocked Windows Phone 7 smartphone was given out to all attendees
    • Microsoft limited the number of attendees to 1,000
    • Many public viewing events all over the globe (e.g. Tokyo, London, Cologne, Vienna)

Other Microsoft developer conferences

See also


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