As "web 2.0" is grabbing so much of the news these days it's worth taking a look at this roundup of sites that claim to be in the next generation of web apps. It's good to see just how much is happening and it's hard to imagine a future where this kind of web application doesn't become the norm. Which feels like good news for everyone.
Obviously Windows Live is now the focal point for Microsoft efforts in this area. If you want to get the inside track on what we're doing in this space you may want to take a look at the MIX 06 conference in Vegas in March. Bill Gates will keynote this event that promises to be a little different to our normal event.
An overview of the event from the Mix06 site:
- A 72-hour conversation between developers, designers and business professionals to explore high-fidelity commerce, content, media, services and security
- How new technologies can help find, retain and up-sell customers
- The latest on IE7, Windows Vista™, Windows® Media Center & Xbox 360™, InfoCard, Windows Presentation Foundation, the Atlas AJAX framework and Windows Live!
- Keynotes, presentations, discussions, labs