The Fluid UI experience is fine when you are interacting with information in a contextual manner, but for browsing I don't think there are enough "tasks" to perform on a browser window to justify the extra space required by a Ribbon bar. The minimalist approach by IE9 seems to be better suited for modern day web-browsing.
I'd welcome tooling support in Visual Studio sooner rather than later but for the moment I'm happy enough to hand-code my HTML5.
I'd rather Microsoft got the browser out, so I can start using HTML 5 with a wider audience.
Whilst HTML5 is not a finalized standard, creating full tool support may not pass the cost/benefit test for the Microsoft bean counters.
More Hanselman would be great.
More behind the scenes stuff, love to see some more stuff like Sara Ford did showing us one of the agile meetings in the CodePlex team.
More interviews with the coders, testers and the like.
And more from Scott Guthrie. Always like to hear him talk tech.
I've had 5 jobs in 22 years,
1st Job, a C programmer for a health care company. I got made redundant from that one.
2nd job, a C/C++ programmer for a company working in the printing industry. I quit that one when the new platform was going to go out the door without any testing.
3rd job - A startup, writing telephone clients - made redundant when the money ran out.
4th job - A consultant for hire with my own company. Gave it up because work was getting hard to come by.
5th job - Working for a corporate in the travel industry, enterprise development, MIS, etc - stil there
I have this dream, PC, TV / XBOX 360, ZUNE HD all allowing me access to the same Sky content. As I move from device to device, the content follows me allowing me to resume watching from where I left off.
I doubt this Microsoft/Sky hookup will give me this, but I'll keep dreaming anyway.
First thoughts on VS2010
Very impressed so far,
Liked the installed process, smooth even with the reboot. Liked the C#/C++ customization option. I don't do C++ anymore, so that was welcome. It also handled the SQL Server / Windows 7 compatability issues well.
Code Editor is very speedy for a beta release. Feels slightly better than the VS2008 experience, liking it so far but only written a few classes in it so not a fair test yet.
The WPF design environment still feels a little clunky and slow to me, but not as bad as VS2008. When I get around to doing some more complicated forms I'll have a better opinion probably.
Architecure Explorer is wonderful, looking forward to seeing what is makes of one of my larger projects.
My biggest cheer of the night was that ASP.NET didn't mangle my control ID's.
The TechEd online video experience isn't as nice as the PDC or MIX ones for sure.
I'm also not liking how some of the videos are restricted to attendees only.
Hopefully things will change once the conference is over and the TechEd team have time to re-encode the videos.
I should know better but this video has got me excited to the possibilities of both Longhorn and Windows 64bit.
So is there an API for the "Desktop search" that I can plug my own apps into?. So that my customers can type "job number 2122" and my app will launch with the job record for job 2122 is displayed. That would be very cool.