From Berlin one week to LA the next, Microsoft product managers love planes. Apparently. Me? Trans-Atlantic plane rides are still a good way to extract military secrets from me, but I'm new. Maybe long plane rides will grow on me. Like fungus.

But if you're in Los Angeles or have the plane-loving impetus to go there, the Professional Developer Conference 2009, one of the world’s leading events for software developers and strategic architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform starts today! I hope you can make it to PDC 2009, but if you're not able or plane rides are as happy for you as they are for me, you can still participate via the Web. Tune in to watch Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect and Bob Muglia, president of the Microsoft Server and Tools Business (STB), give the PDC 2009 keynote address streaming live at 8:30 a.m. Pacific. In addition, you can follow PDC 2009 on Twitter (hash tag #PDC09) and checkout this blog and the Forefront blog for more updates during the show.

Oliver Rist

Sr. Product Manager

Windows Server Marketing