Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MIX09 - Its all about Silverlight

MIX09 - Keynote,

I recently watched Scott Gu's keynote speach at MIX09 conference (called MIX because its audience are a mix of designers and developers). I found it informative and interesting. Here you can watch it MIX09 Keynote, or click here for a quick roundup

what is all about?
Intros and demos, mostly around Silverlight and related technologies

brief list of topcs:
  1. Advancing User Experiences ASP.Net MVC 1.0

  2. ASP.Net 2.0 & VS 2010

  3. Expression Web 3 (with Superpreview demo and it was really superb)

  4. Microsoft Web Platform Installer (nice handy tool to get downloads from Web application gallery from a single window)

  5. Silverlight 3
  • Netflix demo
  • Smooth video streaming, bitrate throttling
  • Beijing 2008 Olympics and Silverlight
  • WorldWide telescope (just got mentioned but I love it ttp://www.worldwidetelescope.org)
  • 40k smaller than silverlight 2
  • StackOverflow website (not that impressed though)
  • Sketchflow : Expression Blend 3 (Impressive for creating quick demo for analysis and design purposes, love it), export sketches to word document !!, integration with Adobe tools, Advanced graphics and lot more
MIX09 Videos,
Complete list of MIX09 sessions and videos

a tip,
If you are installing Silverlight 3 then better removew all previous versions of Silverlight and first install VS2008 SP1 otherwise you may have a lot of trouble in installing Silverlight 3.