Looks like the Clouds are opening up!

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A few days ago I told you about all the great sessions on Cloud Services that are scheduled for PDC. We just added a bunch more. There are now 27 sessions listed under that category. 

Sorry to nag, but If you are at all interested in what is happening “in the cloud” you should definitely go to PDC.  See https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx and click on the Cloud Services link for detailed session abstracts. The sessions tagged Cloud Services include:

General Topics

  • A Lap Around Cloud Services
  • Architecting Services for the Cloud
  • Developing and Deploying Your First Cloud Service
  • A Day in the Life of a Cloud Service Developer
  • Logging, Diagnosing, and Troubleshooting Distributed Applications in the Cloud

Building Block Services

  • A Lap around Building Block Services
  • Architecture of the Building Block Services


  • Developing Applications Using Data Services
  • A Lap around SQL Server Data Services
  • Scalable, Available Storage in the Cloud
  • Under the Hood: Building SQL Server Data Services
  • SQL Server Data Services: Futures
  • Microsoft SQL Server: Data-Driven Applications from Device to Cloud
  • Microsoft Sync Framework: Enterprise Data in the Cloud and on Devices

Identity Management

  • Claims-Based Identity: A Security Model for Connected Applications
  • Securing Your Service Using the Federated Identity Services
  • Connecting Active Directory to Microsoft Cloud Services
  • Access Control across the Building Block Services


  • Messaging Services Deep Dive: Trust Zones, Data Centers, and Multi-Tenant Services at Scale
  • Service Bus Building Blocks: Connectivity, Messaging, Events, and Discovery


  • SharePoint: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Extensions


  • "Oslo": Managing Software + Services Applications
  • Modeling Data for Efficient Access at Scale


  • Workflow Services: Orchestrating Services and Business Processes

Enterprise Considerations

  • Services Symposium: Expanding Applications to the Cloud
  • Services Symposium: Enterprise Grade Cloud Applications
  • Services Symposium: Projecting On Premises Applications to The Cloud