WPF being phased out - isn't that the route they're going, ... No words on its future, improvements, if they plan to let it take advantage of the native XAML stack etc. I hope there'll be some folks asking the right questions...
Desktop apps are still desktop apps, and so are Windows Store apps. Both apps are very different in nature in the sense that they must exist and coexist in a Windows platform.
That way, I'd rather have WPF rewritten and integrated into WinRT in the future.
Well, I didn't know if it were something considered to be (very?) rude. It's just I used to had, and perhaps still have, not-so-good UX (User Experience) with it. As I live in a country with not-that-fast internet connection a.k.a. slow, moving between pages backward and forward causing page rendering issues in IE, as I experience it with IE9 and earlier versions, e.g.: the original page didn't come back well-formatted as I move backward and forward. In short, it's very annoying for me, and not a good UX to me. That's why I develop the habit of opening new links in a new tab, and not in current tab. I'm not sure how it could be something considered "rude".
Also, reading the arguments here: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-10-mistakes-web-design/, I become confused with the notation of "window" to be interchangeable with "tab". For me, a window is a window, and not a tab. And I understand this annoying behavior back then when I used IE6, as it had no notion of "tab". Thus, I'm not sure if it would be still an issue with tab as I consciously click the link, not something done unconsciously for me. Well, perhaps it's just applied to me...
Nevertheless, I respect your decision about it. It's just a suggestion after all, though it would be still (very) helpful to me.
WinRT is basically baking .NET-Concepts into the OS at a native level by having an pumped up COM reusing a lot of concepts. So the longterm strategy is to get rid of Win32 by extending WinRT. And after that they will also want to get rid of the .NET-CLR in the long term.
So, are you saying that there would be a chance web app like ASP.NET to be built into WinRT itself in the future, by deprecating .NET?
I agree with some posters above. The media file download should be resumeable just like C9 in the old days. I notice this change recently and it seems the files are now hosted in Windows Azure. It's not very convenient to download a non-resumeable file, especially using dial-up connection.
Here's the log I got using FDM (Free Download Manager):
GET /ch9/b0be/c77d5232-4d38-474d-80a5-9ed20166b0be/AnHourWithAndersHejlsberg_2MB_ch9.wmv HTTP/1.1 ... Host: media.ch9.ms 16:57:30 04/05/2011 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Length: 629089625 ... Server: Windows-Azure-Blob/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0 ... Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 09:57:35 GMT ... Server does not support download resuming. Don't stop this download; otherwise you'll have to start it from the beginning. ----------------
Just as @Stilgar and @codedj have said above, I personally want IE team to have a clarification about this blurry font issue, and finally fix it. They have been silent about this issue so far (and some denied it). But that just doesn't seem right either since this issue keep on making me very annoyed, at least for me and many others (people who have validated this issue in the Connect report above).
So, IE team, please speak transparently about this issue.