Today’s big announcements at PDC were around Windows 7, .NET 4/VS2010, Windows Live Mesh and Microsoft Office futures.
.NET 4 and VS10
Office Web Applications
Office Web Applications are light-weight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that are designed to be accessed through a browser running on any computer or mobile device with collaboration designed in instead of bolted on. I loved Ray’s comment at the end of this morning’s keynote “It’s about more than just delivering docs and spreadsheets to the web…”, what we’re trying to do, as evidenced by all the work Ray has done over the past several years and his time at Microsoft, is enable a new level of collaboration through best-of-breed tooling.
More to come after I’ve had a chance to install Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010 and write myself some Mesh applications!