Microsoft bills its upcoming Professional Developers Conference as a gathering of developers and architects and a chance to understand the future of Microsoft's platform. From this backdrop, the Los Angeles conference, which begins on October 26, is set to feature insights on a host of technologies ranging from model-driven software development to cloud computing and the Windows OS.
Highlights include a Community Technology Preview of Microsoft's “Oslo” software modeling platform, as well as sessions on the company's “Dublin” application server extensions for Windows. Microsoft's planned cloud OS, dubbed “Red Dog” also is expected to draw a lot of attention.
In some cases, technologies from different spaces will mesh together at the conference, such as during a session entitled, " 'Dublin' and .Net Services: Extending On-Premise Applications to the Cloud."