@Michael Butler: I would be a great offer, but do you think that Microsoft's marketing division is ready for that?
It's always fun to predict things...
At TechEd North America 2014 I predict that Microsoft will reveal a new version of Visual Studio - either called Visual Studio 2014 or 2015. A beta will be released - it might be called Developer Preview.
Roslyn will be integrated into VS2014/2015.
At TechEd Europe 2014 a release candidate of VS2014/2015 will be released.
Final release of Visual Studio 2014/2015 will be late November 2014.
After that the focus will be on support for Windows 9.
What do you think?
I just checked to the time difference and it seems that the key notes will start around 9 AM (09:00) PDT which is 6 PM (18:00) CEST on June 26th. The last breakout session finishes at 6:15 PM (18:15). Then there are country drinks from 20:00-23:00. It could be done...
Kinnect be HD? Not sure what you are asking when Kinnect games are HD. As for the camera itself, it is pointless going into HD. Kinnect already can track eye brows, so, IMO, it is already HD enough.
The Kinect camera uses only one fourth of it's resolution and it is a very poor resolution if you ever tried VideoKinect. The resolution is reduced to make sure that the USB bandwidth is not used up completely by Kinnect. By using USB3 it should be possible to have a HD camera and still have enough bandwidth for other devices. But a higher resolution also requires more processing power for the body tracking. So it is a trade-off.
I'am pretty sure that the next version of Xbox is only 2-3 years away, but how bold will Microsoft be?
Will it be without a DVD/Blu-ray drive? Download all content from Xbox Live?
Will it be with 3D support?
Will it have a SSD drive (no moving parts - besides cooling)
Will it have USB 3 so that Kinect can use all the bandwidth that it needs for better quality of the cameras?
Will Kinect be included in the launch setup?
Will Kinect be HD?
Will Kinect use a wide angle lens, so that you don't need a large free space to play (two people at a time)?
Will Xbox V.Next rock?
Speculation can begin now!
I found this fun video on .NET vs Java.
I might disagree with the ideas made in the video, but it is quite funny....
Scott Guthrie mentions in his blog that VS 2010 RC will be released "shortly":
How long is shortly? As far as I recall Microsoft has often released Betas and RCs of Visual Studio on fridays.