Today was an amazing day in the MIX keynote.
First, Joe Belfiore walked through several features of the upcoming “Mango” release of Windows Phone, and then Scott Guthrie led an overview of the new developer platform, including highlights of the over 1500 new APIs.
I’m really excited about what these new features mean for developers. In more and more scenarios, your apps can feel like an integrated part of the phone. Windows Phone is really the premier UX on phones, and here are some of the core reasons that the Mango release will further cement that position, especially when it comes to your apps.
There are also some exciting productivity enhancements coming to the developer tools
These developer tools should be available in the next few months, so check on http://create.msdn.com to see when you can get them. We’ll be showing short demos of these during some upcoming roadshow events we’ll be doing in May.
In addition, we announced that the beta of the runtime and developer tools for Silverlight 5 were released today as well, you can download those at http://www.silverlight.net/
Finally, I was blown away by the announcement of the Kinect SDK for Windows, and then again by the demos and the fact that MIX attendees all received a Kinect device!
I encourage you to experience all the announcements and excitement yourself by watching the keynotes and session recordings that can all be found at http://live.visimix.com/