MIX08 came and went and I've had a chance to reflect on its impact over the weekend. I have to say that the content really impressed me. Some of the exciting news for me:
I personally would have liked to see more information on Windows Live, which I still say is one of Microsoft's best kept secrets. Most people are only aware of Live Search in the services offering (if at all!) but there is so much goodness in the Live Services suite that people can leverage to build great experiences for users on the web or on the desktop. I thought MIX08 would be a bit of a "coming of age party" for Live, but that wasn't the case. I'm hoping to see MIX09 as the "Live MIX"; it could be a very interesting MIX if it is.
Conference highlights were a-plenty. The keynotes and sessions were great with a lot of very useful and exciting information. Some of my personal highlights included:
Just a reminder, all the sessions can be found at http://sessions.visitmix.com/, including the keynotes.
Many of the new, highlighted technologies can be downloaded. A good summary of these downloadable technologies can be found on a blog post by Tim Sneath here.
Oh, and just to get you all ready, MIX09 will be held March 18-20, 2009. See you there!
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"I personally would have liked to see more information on Windows Live, which I still say is one of Microsoft's best kept secrets."
TOTALLY agree with you!!!
For me MIX08 was:
- Silverlight 2.0 winner
- MVC and Windows Live loosers (in terms of news/sessions coverage)
I also would love to see Microsoft pushing hard on Live Services at MIX09.