i dont really get how they "miss" a build numberlike that. arent those numbers "coerced" anyway? it seems inprobable that there are exactly 8888 builds (or 9200 builds) in the windows branch.. i mean did someone queue a new build by accident and fudge the 8888 build [and therefore had to queue 312 more builds]?
then again, getting the final build to exactly 8888 might not be a huge priority
Hopefully we'll finally hear something about apps for xbox.. though i wonder if they'll get that out before the next version xbox.. it seems highly plausable that xbox will run win 8 so a xaml stack seems likely
Another thing i'd reaaaally hope we see is winRT for desktop apps [on win8].... there is no technical reason what so ever for not enabling that, and it would bring a more cohesive set of apps, better skill reusability for app developers and an easier time for people to get in to metro development..
The directX integration alone would be awsome, but the perf and access to windows apis would be awsome
one thing though, how is it "giving" stuff away at conferances when you pay like 2000 bucks for the ticket