This is awesome. I am really liking the MVC paradigm. It just seems to make sense. Any chance that there will be a detailed "How its built" walkthrough of the Oxite code? I like the video on
ASP.NET MVC Storefront Starter Kit My hope is that you would do one on Oxite and show some samples of how to extend the framework with a new feature, etc.
Great video. One thing that the OS can do to exhibit better manners is to revamp the way that focus changes among windows today. Today in Vista applications jump out and take window focus from others. THis is super annoying. I noticed when using a mac
that this is done right on the Mac. Please look at the window manager focus problem and solve it with Windows 7. This would take windows to another level altogether!
Ray Ozzie is awesome and so is Microsoft 2.0! Windows Azure will be the next generation of Microsoft.
The key is to make getting on Azure super cheap (should be competitive with shared windows hosting, $25 a month), and allow it to scale to mega size. This is the way to get then next Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, eBay, etc. to be developed on Azure.
This is great news. There is still work to be done with IE 8 though. I would get a new beta out with a bug report button similar to safari. This would allow some reporting mechanism for beta testers to report sites that are not working properly with
IE8. MS then needs to work with the different sites( popular/important ones) to fix the issues to make sure there is minimal pain to move to IE 8.
One example is the dnc.org website that has a video section. The video uses silverlight and move networks player yet does not work with IE 8 even when the compatibility link is clicked. The move player works elsewhere so this should be easy...