Mix 2011

The keynote this year was interesting for what was not spoken about. Lots of talk in the main keynote but nothing about Silverlight. All the talk is about HTML5 and the speed of the new IE9 browser. On the Second day’s keynote, they talked about Win7 mobiles and then Scott showed that he has been moved into the critical area of IE9. It shows that Microsoft are showing that the critical arena for competition is more on the web platform over the coming year.

Time to look at some more Javascript, I think. CSS video should be interesting. jQuery should only become more popular.

More later…

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MIX10 Day 2 keynote

The MIX10 keynote on day 2 starred Scott Guthrie, as usual, and brough more information about how Microsoft are standardising the web (lol!) with HTML5, CSS3 and Internet Explorer 9. They have a new renderer which is more compliant; it scored 55/100 in the Acid3 test. The renderer is able to use much more of the gpu to do the rendering, so speed looks really good, even when doing 3D functions. IE9 has a lot of the functionality of the popular plugins for Firefox; developers can see the network traffic and speed, the javascript is available to view and edit. Microsoft seem to be getting further into jQuery, which is another bonus. It all looks good from the users point of view.
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