According to this blog post, Microsoft is currently in the process of "rescheduling" this fall’s PDC (Professional Developer Conference).

Apparently Microsoft will exhaust all its developer goodies by this fall, as the post states:

"By this fall [...] upcoming platform technologies including Windows Server 2008, SQL Server code name “Katmai,” Visual Studio code name “Orcas” and Silverlight will already be in developers’ hands and approaching launch, which is where we’ll focus our developer engagement in the near term. We will update this site when we have a new date for the PDC that is better timed with the next wave of platform technologies."

This sounds a little bit strange, as we all know that Orcas is rather late than early, Microsoft needing to ship it pretty soon in support for the Office 2007 development platform. They even stripped features again from it, such as the Entity Framework, which is not included in the current beta, an d will be shipped during the first half of 2008 as an update to the Orcas release, according to ADO.NET team blog.

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