Just got back from the Steve Ballmer / Guy Kawasaki keynote at this year’s Mix.
Is Guy ever not on form? He did a great job asking Steve the tough questions, making it fun, and getting a few candid answers, along with some “PR” answers as well, including Steve’s cautious response to “What about [...]
Head over to Tim Sneath’s blog for a list of all download links related to the keynote this morning.
…one the most amazing and unexpected announcements of the whole keynote came for me in a WPF demo towards the end.
In an update to WPF that should be available some time this summer, we’re going to get SHADER SUPPORT in WPF.
Yes, that kind of shader.
WPF team, I love you guys.
First let’s get to the obvious Silverlight announcements we “knew” were coming during this keynote:
- Silverlight 2.0 Beta is available!
- Expression Blend 2.5 (!) March Preview is available!
- formal announcement of Silverlight Mobile device support!
In my presentation last weekend I was asked about Silverlight adoption stats, which I predicted we’d get during the keynote. [...]
After a brief intro by Scott Guthrie, the technical component of the keynote began with Dean Hackamovitch’s first public demo of IE8.
I know that this conference is fundamentally about connected systems, and the web browser is a vitally important component.
But I thought this was a profoundly boring way to begin the technical announcement part of [...]
I’ve just stepped out from the first Mix Keynote I’ve attended as a consultant rather than a Microsoftie. There was no real shocker in there, but it was a solid keynote and I am enthused by a couple of exciting announcements
Ray Ozzie began by saying he sees Mix08 as one of several milestones on a [...]