Microsoft kicked off Day 1 of its Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2009 with a keynote by Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia. Here are the highlights of the morning's announcements, with links to more information. Visit http://microsoftpdc.com/ for continuing coverage from the Channel 9 team as well as tomorrow morning's Day 2 Keynote featuring Scott Guthrie.
- Windows Azure - Microsoft's Cloud Computing platform was officially launched. It will be available for production use beginning January 1, 2010. Customers will not have to pay for service until Feb. 1st.
- Microsoft Pinpoint - A new online marketplace for Microsoft partners to offer applications.
- Microsoft Codename “Dallas” - A place where developers can find, purchase and use data from the cloud.
- Windows Server AppFabric - A set of application server technologies formerly code-named "Dublin". These features will simplify and enhance the use of Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
- ASP.NET MVC 2 - The first beta release of MVC v2 was announced and made available to developers.
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