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    anand.t

    wonder what it is and who it is. But all that can be said is

    Developers developers developers Cool

    http://scobleizer.com/2007/04/25/news-tonight-for-developers/


    EDIT
    *So this is the big news.  Flex has gone open source. Now microsoft needs to strike back   

    http://www.podtech.net/home/scobleshow/2826/breaking-news-adobe-flash-flex-goes-open-sourc

    btw what is Flex. Is it apollo that is being talked about or is it something different?. Wonder how this has to do with the big description that scoble gave Expressionless

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    Zeo

    It's something Big and very cool. Smiley

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    ben2004uk

    Oh!! Will just have to wait for the morning to find out Sad  

    What a silly time to do an annoucement 8-)

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    Secret​Software

    Zeo wrote:
    It's something Big and very cool.


    Is the sky going to fall?Tongue Out

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    Bas

    Zeo wrote:
    It's something Big and very cool.


    I've got it:

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    DCMonkey

    All these worlds ...

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    raymond

    Time of night seems off unless it is related to the announcement.

    Microsoft has bought Avid Technologies.

    Announce acquisition of a company--think not.

    Must be about a product or application developed in a skunkworks.

    No idea what it would be.

    OK They are going to release Visual Studio 2007 now instead of in January as Visual Studio 2008.  Tongue Out

    Developers, developers, developers,--Steve Ballmer moves up and becomes Chairman--Bill Gates retires. Do not think so.

    Must be the release of Business Dynamics--is that cool. Never.

    Microsoft will be releasing a SDK for both games and robotics using the .NET Framework for free!

    Sounds about right, cool and it is about developers--but why 9 tonight.

    Wasting cycles.

    Cool



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    raymond

    Time of night seems off unless it is related to the announcement.

    Microsoft has bought Avid Technologies.

    Announce acquisition of a company--think not.

    Must be about a product or application developed in a skunkworks.

    No idea what it would be.

    OK They are going to release Visual Studio 2007 now instead of in January as Visual Studio 2008.  Tongue Out

    Developers, developers, developers,--Steve Ballmer moves up and becomes Chairman--Bill Gates retires. Do not think so.

    Must be the release of Business Dynamics--is that cool. Never.

    Microsoft will be releasing a SDK for both games and robotics using the .NET Framework for free!

    Sounds about right, cool and it is about developers--but why 9 tonight.

    Wasting cycles.

    Cool



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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    raymond wrote:
    
    Sounds about right, cool and it is about developers--but why 9 tonight.

    Wasting cycles.





    Why 9 tonight?  Something for hobbyist developers or students, maybe?  Perhaps Expression Express edition, to get hobbyists on Silverlight and WPF?

    </pure speculation>

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    Larsenal

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    raymond wrote: 
    Sounds about right, cool and it is about developers--but why 9 tonight.

    Wasting cycles.





    Why 9 tonight?  Something for hobbyist developers or students, maybe?  Perhaps Expression Express edition, to get hobbyists on Silverlight and WPF?

    </pure speculation>


    Good idea!

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    DarthVista

    I would hope tonight's announcement is a declaration of the formation of a new type of evangelism/developer group...aka the "Vista Knights". As I have said previously, we must take our enthusiasm to a new level; we must deal with the Crusader Linux zealots who seek to topple our way of life and our ideology by arming ourselves with knowledge, secure software, and stunning tools.

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    anand.t

    I think it might be something to do with some microsoft competitor. Why will microsoft announce something now when MIX is just too close??

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    anand.t wrote:
    

    I think it might be something to do with some microsoft competitor. Why will microsoft announce something now when MIX is just too close??



    If it has little or nothing to do with web development?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    (I promise I only clicked the button once Smiley)

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    Secret​Software

    What is it? The suspense is unbearable Wink.

    Why not give us some hints?[6]

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    Zeo

    Longhorn Server Beta 3 public download. Get to it! Big Smile

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Zeo wrote:
    Longhorn Server Beta 3 public download. Get to it!


    I don't think that's it...  reread Scoble's post.  He hasn't posted anything else, plus it's not 9pm PDT yet.

    Although I was looking forward to Longhorn Server Beta 3.  Typical that it comes out during finals week Smiley

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    anand.t

    wasted time waiting. Now i will go and sleep Cool      

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