Microsoft planning its Windows 8 PDC 2011 at home in Seattle?

By Tom Warren, on 15th Mar 11 3:59 pm with 9 Comments

Microsoft may be planning its Professional Developer’s Conference at home in Seattle.

The software giant held its PDC 2010 event at the Microsoft campus in Redmond last year. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley has spotted new evidence that suggests the company is planning to hold PDC 2011 in Seattle this year. Microsoft’s Indian Windows Azure site is currently holding a competition where contestants can win an all-expenses paid trip to PDC 2011 in Seattle.

PDC 2011 competition

PDC 2011 competition

Microsoft has not yet confirmed the location or timing of PDC 2011 but the company is widely expected to hold its event in September this year. Microsoft’s PDC event is aimed at software architects and professional developers who build products for Microsoft’s platforms. The company generally uses the event to reveal new versions of Windows. Microsoft unveiled Windows 7 at PDC 2008 and is expected to do the same for Windows 8 at PDC 2011.

  • GP007

    It’d be nice if we also got a new version of Windows Phone at PDC to. I think the Sept time for the Mango update would fit. MS has to release this before the holidays with a new batch of phones.

    • Guest

      It might take till the holidays just to get nodo out.

  • http://twitter.com/TechDudeGeorge George S

    Perfect, by then they may have a Windows 7 Beta very ready to announce. I mean with a 2012 release slot. Beta would be perfect in Q4 2011.

    • Joe05

      You must mean Windows 8 beta.

  • http://twitter.com/TechDudeGeorge George S

    Perfect, by then they may have a Windows 7 Beta very ready to announce. I mean with a 2012 release slot. Beta would be perfect in Q4 2011.

  • Yed19

    LIke most people outside of Seattle area, they could just be assuming that Redmond is in Seattle. After all, they are ~ 4-5 miles apart.

  • Guest

    Hopefully early 2013 they’ll catch up with the competition in 2008

    • Joe05

      I don’t think thats the case with Windows 8, there’s something very interesting going ion there.

      To bad Microsoft won’t reveal anything until the fall.

  • Guest

    win7china says Win8 will have IE10 integrated, and IE10 already exists in Win8 M3:
    http://www.win7china.com/html/13388.html