The sessions that impressed me the most were:
- The Systems.Transactions session - the new transactions framework looks really interesting and definitely something I will be looking more into shortly
- VSTO 2005 - I've done some playing with the current version and while the potential is there to write some good solutions the new version looks way more powerful and useful
In the last few days a lot of people have been blogging about PDC and even though I wasn't there I'm definitely getting pretty excited about some of the stuff that is getting announced.
I've done a lot of Sharepoint development over the last couple of years and basically the current product has a few really annoying gaps which it sounds like they have fixed them in the next version.
For example the simple fact that if you don't have permission to do an action you won't see it. They have also added a bunch of great features which I am keen to check out like item level security, workflow and RSS integration. Check out this site for some more features.
The other product I'm keen to get my hands on is Infopath Server. Lately I've been involved in a couple of Infopath projects and eventually the client always seems to ask so what do I do if user x doesn't have infopath installed. It will be good to have a proper answer for this one.