So wish I was there... As Nick promised, here's a bit of a summary of the buzz from Mix in Vegas... and Nick - I'm putting in my request now to attend next years conference 🙂
Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie took the stage to share his vision for how Web developers and designers can deliver seamless connected experiences across the continuum of Web applications, rich clients and mobile devices. Watch the above key note which highlights our newest Web tools and technologies including:
- Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 (demonstrated by Dean Hachamovitch showing new features and functionality which you can see here. Visit the IE blog for more)
- Silverlight 2 Beta (covered by Scott Guthrie) who also discussed Expression Studio 2 Beta - advances that bridge the developer/designer workflow
- and a preview of SQL Server Data Services (SSDS)
...all of which provide a common development model, making it easier to deliver richer, more interactive Web experiences.
Customers and Partners also took part, including AOL (watch the vodcast of their new Silverlight webmail client which you can test), Aston Martin, Cirque du Soleil, DoubleClick, Hard Rock, Move Networks and NBCOlympics.com on MSN. Download Internet Explorer 8, Silverlight 2 and Expression Studio 2 today and join the discussion here, on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere on the Web.
The blogsphere is alive with plenty of news... including our own Michael Kordahi's highlights:
- The amazing DeepZoom silverlight demo for hard rock - check it out.
- Silverlight on mobile (WM6 and Nokia S60, S40 and tablet)
- The preview of the Olympics site. The thing looked amazing. You’re gonna have to wait for the VOD of the webcast to come online to see it.
- Strategic partnership with Move Networks. We don’t know Move all that well in Oz but they are the streaming technology that guys like NBC and ABC use for their catchup TV. We will be supporting their adaptive stream technology from within silverlight. v/v/v/cool.
- Shader effects in WPF.
Tim Sneath also blogged his favourites as mixMe, Thirteen23, this Twitter viewer from the Vertigo guys & Karsten Januszewski's ultimate mash-up application that brings Flickr, Twitter and Facebook together into a single visualization).
visitmix.com is the place to be for all the cool stuff coming out of the conference.