@spivonious: To be honest, as long as it works on Windows 8 then I'll be fine. Not too bothered for those who lag behind.
Loading User Information from Channel 9
Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9
Loading User Information from MSDN
Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN
Loading Visual Studio Achievements
Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements
My only wish for Windows 8 (beyond a better Touch UX), is to be able to store my configuration in the cloud, When I move from desktop to laptop and back-again, I want it to feel like the same computer, no having to configure each one separately.
To be able to share a subset of settings (such as IE Favourites) from Windows 8 to my Windows Phone would be great too.
@kettch : Good point. I hope they've got lots of videos on the subject being readied. Of course, I could be reading too much into rumours and speculation.
I now have a vision in my head of where I'd like Microsoft to take XAML/Silverlight/WPF/AppX/XBox/ and the potential excites me. I just hope what I'd like is not too far off the actual plans. (I'm a bit of a dreamer at heart)
These Xbox / Silverlight rumours please me greatly.
I'm also intrigued by this AppX stuff in Windows 8. Is Silverlight going to become AppX across Phone/XBox/Desktop/(Tablet??). If so, that would really rock my world.
I realise Channel9 can't go and ask these kind of questions yet, but ASAP please
I'm really excited by the possibilites that these ideas open up, please don't disappoint me Microsoft.
On work experience back in 1987, I was given an MSDOS manual and told to learn it. Think it came with Olivetti PCs. (Go on look them up, I know you youngsters won't even have heard of them)
After two days of reading it, I was given access to a PC - possibly an Apricot (go on look them up too) which had MS DOS and a Microsoft C Compiler. I also discovered Windows 2 hidden away on the hard-drive. And from there, my Microsoft journey took off, apart from a brief flirtation with Borland in the early 90s.
Silverlight on Xbox would be cool, especially if I could then watch Channel 9 videos on my XBox without resorting to sharing files from my PC. Not likely though it it.
I'm hoping for a nice HTML 5 tooling for Visual Studio.
Whatever happens, I've never been disappointed by a MIX (or a PDC) yet. Wish it was this week.
I often think I'm the only early adopter who doesn't care when NoDo gets delivered. The phone does for me what I bought it for. I've never once missed having 'Cut and Paste' and the apps I use seem to get frequent updates.
This is what happens when you get carriers and phone makers involved in the loop. I suspect behind the scenes Microsoft will be getting ready to renegotiate terms... or maybe thats what the Nokia merger is for, getting better control over the distribution of OS updates.
Now of course if we get the same issues when it comes time to deliver HTML 5 support, then I may be a little upset.