Microsoft is reviving its annual conference for embedded developers. The "DevDive" event will be held on the company's Redmond campus this summer, according to the company, which hasn't yet announced dates for the event.
As you may recall, Microsoft used to hold an annual conference for embedded developers, the "Mobile Embedded and Developer Conference" (MEDC). The event was canceled in 2008, presumably because of budget constraints, and its absence has since been lamented by both third-party developers and company employees.
Last month, Microsoft hinted the event might be about to make a comeback. In the context of providing information about the ongoing embeddedSPARK 2011 contest, "Steel" (a.k.a. Gitte-Lena Andersen), posted the following on an online forum:
We're looking into the possibility of reviving a big embedded conference and if that happens we'll be moving the embeddedSPARK finals event from ESC Silicon Valley. I'm not allowed to talk about this in too much detail, but chances are the event will be held here in Redmond, WA at the Microsoft campus.
Microsoft also emailed subscribers to its Windows Embedded InfoBlast newsletter to announce what it's calling the 2011 Windows Embedded DevDive.
The message provides no details as to when the event will be held. Interested parties are asked to follow a Windows Embedded DevDive Twitter feed in order to receive updates.