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MIX 07 secrets

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    anand.t

    Looks like microsoft is all ready to announce some new stuff in the live platform. Hope it includes some thing like google doc or something Smiley


    Many of those cool new things from the Windows Live Platform group will be announced at the MIX07 event in a few weeks. Most of the what I was working on in Windows Live around product planning over the last 6+ months has been under non-disclosure, and I haven't been blogging in a while. In the ntext few weeks, I will be doing some activities for Channel 9 content and http://dev.live.com/ blogging leading up to and during the MIX07 conference.


    http://blogs.msdn.com/klevy/

    Anyone from channel9 wanna spill some beans Cool

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    Zeo

    Lots of cool stuff....but that's why there secrets for now...just wait till Mix.

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    ben2004uk

    Just block out a few days on your calendar I think. It will all be announced soon.

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    Larsenal

    I'll be frank.  I've yet to jump on the whole "Live" branded bandwagon.  I hope we have a "big" suprise (Technology-X) outside of the "Live" arena.

    Give us more x-platform tools to make Silverlight a slam-dunk for RIA, and they'll make a lot of devs happy.  There are still a few outstanding issues that may force me to use Flex or Apollo.

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    bonk

    There you have your technology x:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=404

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    Zeo

    Mary has a great blog, but that's not technology x.... Expressionless

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    Lazycoder2

    If a dynamic language layer is the big surprise at Mix 07 it would be the worst kept secret ever. Wink MS hired John Lam for cryin' out loud. They've GOT to have something dealing with Ruby and the CLR coming out.

    It'd be like hiring Eddie Van Halen to play oboe for your rock band.

    I'll throw out my two guesses.

    Universal Gadget platform.

    Office apps online w/full web based APIs.

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    Larsenal

    I've already made some guesses here.

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    Bas

    Larsenal wrote:
    I've already made some guesses here.


    I'm still hoping for jetpacks.

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    irascian

    My guesses (hopes!) based on some discussions with a client who's going to MIX07 next week

    - Some sort of competition to Amazon S3 hosting but with ability to upload .Net applications as well as data
     
    - The ability to write C# instead of JavaScript across browsers/sidebar gadgets etc  (I don't mean Nikhil's C# to JavaScript conversion library - I mean actually running the CLR, which is sort of what Larsenal said)

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    ben2004uk

    Lazycoder2 wrote:
    If a dynamic language layer is the big surprise at Mix 07 it would be the worst kept secret ever. MS hired John Lam for cryin' out loud. They've GOT to have something dealing with Ruby and the CLR coming out.



    Don't forget they have had Jim Hugunin (Creator of IronPython) for a while now as well.  Haven't really saw much about what the two are working on since they have arrived so it could be this...

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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    ben2004uk wrote:
    
    Lazycoder2 wrote: If a dynamic language layer is the big surprise at Mix 07 it would be the worst kept secret ever. MS hired John Lam for cryin' out loud. They've GOT to have something dealing with Ruby and the CLR coming out.
    Don't forget they have had Jim Hugunin (Creator of IronPython) for a while now as well.  Haven't really saw much about what the two are working on since they have arrived so it could be this...
    Jim's blog is really quiet, too. Hasn't been updated since last September...

    :O

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    Lazycoder2

    irascian wrote:
    "competition to Amazon S3 hosting"


    Hmmm, forgot about "Live Drive". That's a distinct possibility. If they did announce it, a million HotMail users would cry out in unison "WHY IS MY ACCOUNT STILL AT 250MB?!".
    Found out my Hotmail acct is at 2gb.

    ben2004uk wrote:
    Don't forget they have had Jim Hugunin...Haven't really saw much about what the two are working on ...


    IronPython 1.1 came out a few days ago. I don't know if he's still the primary on that though. He probably still owns it. I think they have a dynamic language TEAM in the CLR team now.

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    DCMonkey

    irascian wrote:


    - Some sort of competition to Amazon S3 hosting but with ability to upload .Net applications as well as data



    An S3 clone that allowed metadata search (S3 allows metadata on items but only searches on the key AFAIK) would be cool.
     

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    Larsenal

    irascian wrote:
    My guesses (hopes!) based on some discussions with a client who's going to MIX07 next week

    ...

    - The ability to write C# instead of JavaScript across browsers/sidebar gadgets etc  (I don't mean Nikhil's C# to JavaScript conversion library - I mean actually running the CLR, which is sort of what Larsenal said)



    Looks like we were pretty close with .Net in Sliverlight.  Looking forward to details.

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