[MIX08] Keynote

MIX08 Keynote was driven by Ray Ozzie, Scott Guthrie and Dean Hachamovitch.

Ray Ozzie talked about connected apps and how Microsoft go to the advertising market (explains the Johnny cash theme ?).

Scott Guthrie did a talk around 4 points (and also did some juggling!):

  • Web (IE8)

  • Media (Silverlight Adaptive Streaming, Progressive Download)

  • RIA (Silverlight 2, DeepZoom, WPF)

  • Mobile (Silverlight for Mobile)

There was A LOT of announcements of new tools on web technologies:

  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

  • Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Runtime

  • Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 and SDK

  • Expression Studio 2 Beta

  • Expression Blend 2.5 March 2008 Preview

  • ASP.NET MVC Preview 2

    Once Silverlight 2 installed, go and test the new controls live there:

    Dean Hachamovitch (really cool shirt!) presented IE8 in 8 points:

    1. CSS2.1

    2. CSS Certification

    3. Performance

    4. HTML 5

    5. Developer Tools

    6. Activities

    7. WebSlices

    8. IE8 beta 1 available

    IE8 Activities and WebSlices video:

    First Look at IE8 Activities and WebSlices

    Then several partners (AOL, Aston Martin, Cirque du Soleil, DoubleClick, Hard Rock, Move Networks and NBCOlympics.com) showed some really cool demos on the new Web tools and technologies just announced.


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