@LarryLarsen: Thanks. Wasn't watching live, but will be sure to watch the video when it shows up.
My installation is almost complete, and I just thought of something when looking at the video again. For things like the charms, will they appear on the reverse side for left-handed people when they change a setting to say I am left handed. Much like mouse buttons reverse. Not that I'm left handed but I just thought it might be a good idea to have the metro theme optimised for lefties as well.
Brings some much needed improvements to debugging web pages. It was especially difficult to do when looking at code/forms that were written by someone else. Just don't know in which control/webpart etc to find a particular element. I like this.
Haven't hit the download link yet for the bits, but is this only available in VS2011 or can it also be installed as a CTP for use in vs2010 too?
Up to now, I wondered how the metro UI would fit for large screens and thought that it wouldn't work. But after seeing a video of it in action, I like it. I especially love the fact that you can drop down into the traditional way of doing things and run some non-metro apps. I do a lot of work inside powershell and can't imagine Windows without it anymore. Still have one machine that has to run Windows XP, and that too now has powershell.
Think the charms are great too. Hope there will be pen support, and good support at that because the only way I envision working with a slate/tablet is that it have a stylus so I can take notes. Or just show off.
Downloading the preview bits now. And that's a big deal. I never run beta tools (let alone pre-beta) for anything with the exception of Orcas, and VS2010 which I just couldn't wait for. This here will be interesting.
Loved Headshot. Thought the Ringify app was good too.
I'm actually working on an app for a travel/holiday company with some features strikingly similar to breadcrumbs. In my case though, most of the information is coming from trusted sources and WinPhone app will be for discovery of items, comments etc.
Thought about the potential misuse and spamming so I have a rudimentary filter at the moment that takes out contact information such as email address and phone numbers when user's submit their feedback.
Pictionary is a good idea, and I like the fact that a high school kid did it. When I was in high school there was no competition for developers, so I was just a geek who did weird stuff with computers when others were playing games. I think it was amazing that she went ahead and did this app even though as she said there was some things she didn't understand when she started working on the app.
Great stuff all round though.