After a long long journey from Dubai, I finally arrived in Las Vegas for the first day of MIX08. A very exciting day for me to see Microsoft make some big announcements around the future of our technologies on the web. Check out the official MIX blog recap of the keynote announcements, for me the Beta of Silverlight 2.0 is the biggest thing. I’ve been playing around with it for a little while and it’s amazing, take a look at ScottGu’s 8 part post on Silverlight 2.0, it’ll make the power very clear, Silvelight 2.0 = .NET in the browser.
There were some very impressive demos shown in the keynote, the AOL mail client shows how far web applications have come. For another fun one, check out the Hard Rock Memorabilia demo, if you like your iPhone zooming (by the way is it just me or does every attendee at MIX have an iPhone or what?) you’ll like this demo.
For anyone who couldn’t make it to MIX, you can catch the recording of the sessions here: http://sessions.visitmix.com/