MIX07 started yesterday and, as I forecasted, there has been a lot announcements during the keynote.
Today I opened my feedreader and I was flooded by almost 30-40 posts reporting the news coming from the MIX.
A bit of information overload, isn't it?
I cannot watch 2,5 hours of keynote video here at work, so I've to wait to get back to home tonight, so I've to try and understand the announcements reading other people blogs.
A brief recap, mainly to clear up my mind than to report again the same things you can find around the blogsphere:
- Silverlight 1.0 beta has been released with a bunch of new features and improvements
- Silverlight 1.1 alpha, a completely different beast, with a shrinked version of .NET 3.5 CLR, with Linq, Ajax support with REST, RSS, JSON (video about the details behind the SL 1.1 by Scott Guthrie)
- Developer tools to build Silverlight 1.1 apps have also been released: Orcas Beta 1, Silverlight Tools for Orcas Alpha, Expression Blend 2
- Silverlight Community Site (yesterday I wrote about its splash screen) has been launched: with videos, screencasts, tutorials, docs
- Amazon S3 like data storage, for streaming Silverlight movies: http://silverlight.live.com/ (and somebody here in my building already tested it)
- Astoria, a toolkit to expose data services over a REST interface: here some more info about it
Seems to be a lot of things going on for the Microsoft implementation of WEB 2.0
Being mainly a web oriented developer, I'm pretty excited about all this things...