Into the Mix

So I arrived at earlier today and dove pretty much staight into the gestalt of Mix. Registration was a breeze. And there were plenty of open seats at the two-monitor hands-on labs. So I dove into Expression and Silverlight. The technology looks interesting, although the labs didn't have any development experience. Yet. Word on the street is that may change later this week (hint, hint).

Also, I heard confirmation of a rumour that had been making the rounds. Specifically, that the Entity Framework will not make it into Orcas, but instead will be released by the middle of 2008. This is a disappointment to me for a number of reasons. You can read more about the announcement here.