Microsoft has officially <A HREF="http://blogs.eweek.com/developing_stories/content/microsoft_opens_pdc_registration.html?kc=EWKNLNAV052908STR4">opened registration for its Professional Developers Conference</A> to be held Oct. 27-30 in Los Angeles. Tim O'Brien, senior director of Microsoft platforms, said Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, will keynote the event and Windows 7 also will make an appearance.
O'Brien said considerable focus will be placed on services and development for serices, particularly REST-ful (Representational State Transfer) Web services. "It won't be a WS-Star festival," O'Brien said, noting that the event will not focus on the core Web services stack dominated by Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) related specifications. Microsoft has published a preliminary list of representative sessions "that only hints at the 160+ sessions we'll cover at PDC2008," the company said on the Web page describing the event.