Closing in on the Cloud

I can't tell you how glad I am that PDC is finally approaching.  When it come to Microsoft's Cloud Services I feel like I have pair of Vice Grips firmly attached to my tongue.  :-)  I realize the need for secrecy so as not to spoil the surprise, but be prepared for my tongue to be loosened after the announcements at PCD.

I just want to leave you with this quote from one of the folks running PDC:

"We’ve got some big surprises in store at this year’s conference – you won’t want to miss it. PDC2008 is significant, because we’re on the verge of a major transition that will impact the way every developer builds software. At the conference, we’ll introduce our new platform for the Internet that extends the programming model you know from Windows to the cloud and show you how you can take advantage of the new “software + services” model to extend your applications to the Internet."

(The emphasis is mine.)

Strong words?  We will see.