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Build 2013 predictions?

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    bondsbw

    My predictions/hopes:

    • .NET Framework 5 and C# 6
    • Windows 9 (release in 2014) as a unified platform for phone, tablet, and Xbox
    • How the future of the desktop integrates with WinRT

    And of course a bunch of cloud stuff on day 2 that I don't care much about.

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    csinger

    I am really hoping that there will be an announcement for an App Store for the XBox One. As well has a unification of the App Store across platforms.

    I don't see any place holder sessions though so I don't think we will hear of anything ground breaking (which would be disappointing).  But here's hoping anyways!

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    Ian2

    I am hoping there will be announcements around Microsoft Hardware - as well as upgrades to Surface I would hope to see a smaller form factor device "Surface Mini" and some announcements around closer integration between XBOX gaming across all platforms (as well as an App store for XBOX One that mirrors the one for Windows 8.1.)

    Future wise I hope there are further announcements around unified development and delivery of Apps across Windows XBOX and Phone.

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    felix9

    .NET 5 and C# 6 seems unlikely now, they should have way more sessions talking about these if there will be such a big announcement.

    heck, even Anders is talking about TypeScript, duh.

    but there is always hope, and possibly TBA sessions Smiley

    The only thing I can be sure is Milan, and thats good enough.

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    bondsbw

    , felix9 wrote

    .NET 5 and C# 6 seems unlikely now

    If no new version of .NET is announced, Visual Studio 2013 could be the first version that is not associated with a release of .NET, since the beginning of .NET.

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    felix9

    @bondsbw: .NET 4.5.1 will be there Smiley

    That said, as far as I can see, .NET 4.5.1 doesn't have enough new stuff for this 1 hour long session, so there is always hope. Tongue Out

    https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013/2-303

    whats more, I found a hint about a new 'protojit.dll' in CLR of .NET 4.5.1, maybe they'll talk about that. Smiley

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    Bas

    Probably:

    • Xbox Music
    • New Surface hardware
    • Details on all the Windows 8.1 stuff that has been leaked but nothing new
    • New (and hopefully vastly improved) WinRT library
    • Limited Windows Phone Blue info

    Hopefully but extremely unlikely:

    • App development on Xbox One (app store, winrt on smartglass)
    • Live tiles for desktop applications
    • Unified programming model for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox One

    We'll see. 

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    Dr Herbie

    I predict:

    • Lots of programmers
    • Lots of Powerpoint slides
    • Lot of talking about, you know, programming and stuff.

    I'm not really very good at predictions.

    Herbie

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    PeterF

    @Dr Herbie:Me thinks it's the most accurate prediction in the thread Wink

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    Bas

    I also predict lots of drama here in the coffeehouse after various announcements.

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    aL3891

    They should really talk about Xbox apps and hopefully Xbox games.. they havent talked enough about Xbox indie development and i really hope they fix that at build

    Kinect 2.0 is very likely to make an appearence atleast.

    Really i think there is going to be alot of Xbox this year Smiley

    hopefully we'll see more winRT stuff for desktop as well Smiley

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    Bas

    I'm looking forward to more info on Kinect 2.0, but I very much doubt that there'll be any Xbox indie games/app development stuff, which seems like a tremendous blunder.

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    Michael Butler

    My prediction. Lots of cool stuff to get my dev juices flowing... and lots of stuff that my job won't allow me to use until service pack 2

     

     

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    chb

    session listing are already available http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013

    ... so there will be a small 0.1 update to DirectX ... and a talk about webGL, so I assume we will see webGL Support in future version of ie.

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    Sven Groot

    There do seem to be a few sessions about desktop development, so that's a good sign. Smiley

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    Ian2

    Countdown to BUILD (actually quite useful if you are 'time zone challenged')

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    Michael Butler

    , chb wrote

    session listing are already available http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013

    ... so there will be a small 0.1 update to DirectX ... and a talk about webGL, so I assume we will see webGL Support in future version of ie.

    Lots of good stuff there. I can see I'm going to be watching videos of the sessions for weeks.

    No TBA sessions listed this year, does that mean we have no surprises in the Keynotes.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    1. Windows 8.1 changes already published
    2. WinRT changes for W8.1 (minor changes)
    3. Visual Studio 2013 (minor changes)
    4. Limited XBox One developer info.
    5. WP8.1 hints

    All-in-all this will be a re-introduction to all of the recent changes in the W8.1 -> WinRT -> VS pipeline. I don't expect anything for the desktop other than "how to make your app work with multiple display densities and touch". WP8.1 isn't ready for it's big debut. They will probably hype the future potential of the Windows Everywhere strategy but don't have enough pieces in place to show a lot of details to devs.

    With so little to talk about that may be why, in part, the conference is so short.

    That said I'd love to eat my words...

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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