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.
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!
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.
.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
The only thing I can be sure is Milan, and thats good enough.
... 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.
Windows 8.1 changes already published
WinRT changes for W8.1 (minor changes)
Visual Studio 2013 (minor changes)
Limited XBox One developer info.
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...
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