If you've waited your whole development life to see Steve Ballmer bounce up and down screaming "Developers! Developers! Developers!" then you're probably too late -- he's already done it once. For the rest of us we'll have to make do with the more run of the mill content that Microsoft's PDC professional developer conference serves up.
In a quiet no-official announcement kind of a way, the PDC website appears to have gone live and registration for the event in Redmond on October 28 is now open.
Microsoft says it will use the event to talk about cloud services, Windows Phone 7, tools and technologies, Internet Explorer and gaming platforms. At PDC 2005 Bill Gates specified that the company would only host its professional developer conference in years when its feels it "has something to say". Since that time only 2008 and 2009 saw the event staged, so they company may feel it has more developer momentum these days.
There are Twitter links, newsletters and live video streams for those of that can't swing a corporate invite and flight to Washington State later this year. Or you can read the news right here.