Here's some takeaways and slides from GameFest:

What is covered in this article:
Opening Key Note and Dream Build Play Winners
What's New in XNA Game Studio 2.0
Understanding XNA Framework Performance
Networking With the XNA Framework
Partial textual transcripts are available from: John Sedlak's Transcripts from Gamefest 2007

Some cool news:

  • Over 175 Universities using XNA Game Studio Express to teach game programming
  • XNA 2.0 supports networking, including matchmaking across Windows and XBOX 360
  • XNA 2.0 provides full support for Visual Studio 2005
  • Should be out holiday 2007

XNA Conferences - XNA Gamefest 2007