Some notes on Microsoft dev at PDC09

I decided to watch the live PDC09 keynote by spending my evening with other similarly minded developers. Microsfot had invited us down to the Delfina restaurant at London Bridge to watch it socially, with a beer and a chat. Apart from a few issues with not being able to see content designated as US-only (why would they use that for an international presentation?) the evening was full of wonderment as the new version of software were discussed, Windows 7 of course, Silverlight, the web tools and Visual Studio.

Food and atmosphere was good as well. Recommend trying it.
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Mix09 and new Microsoft developments

I’ve just been watching what was talked about at the MIX09 show. There’s some inspirational stuff on there, the more so if you are a Microsoft devotee. Even for someone like me, who is open source enabled, it is impressive and will surely bring more power to everyone creating web sites. A lot of the new facilities have been taken from looking at their competitors, but there’s a lot of innovation as well. The competitive thrust of Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and the many Web 2.0 providers is giving us a truly exciting experience. Do go to the site and watch the videos. The keynotes are long but filled with new toys…I hope they arrive soon in a non beta version near you.
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