PDC 2009: Recap Day 1, what’s on the menu for Day 2?

The transcript of yesterdays keynote, with Ray Ozzie & Bob Muglia, has been posted online. Let’s take a look at some interesting tidbits:

Today, we’re going to focus primarily on the back-end: servers, tools and cloud computing.

So what was there? Azure will be going from CTP to production service in January 2010. Billing won’t start until February.

Of course there was more: Seesmic for Silverlight, WordPress on Azure, Windows Server AppFabric Beta 1, ASP.NET MVC2 beta.

Ozzie also unveiled the next evolution of Microsoft Pinpoint (a unified catalogue of business apps and services targeted specifically at developers and IT) and introduced a new information service codenamed “Dallas,” also available through Pinpoint and build completely on Windows Azure. “Dallas” is available as a limited community technology preview (CTP). A project that already makes use of “Dallas” is the new citizen-science programming competition called the Pathfinder Innovation Challenge (NASA).

To add to the codenames (3 new ones in total) there’s also Project Sydney, a technology that enables customers to connect securely their on-premises and cloud servers, slated to go to beta early next year .

You can read it all in the transcript. Or wait for the video to become available on demand of course, it should be on microsoftpdc.com within 24 hours after the keynote. For additional comments and pictures see the Day One liveblog.

Tomorrow, we’re going to focus more on the experience, things at the top of the stack: Windows, IE, Silverlight, Office and SharePoint.

This should make an interesting keynote, you can watch the keynote live at http://microsoftpdc.com/. Don’t forget to also follow the liveblog here!

And then in a few months, this coming spring, you’re going to hear about the progress we’ve made with Windows Live and the Windows Live platform, and again also this spring at MIX 2010 you’ll hear about developing apps for the next generation of our Windows phones.

Looks like there will be no Wave 4 this year…(very disappointed).