MIX 2010 Keynote coverage

Remark : For some reason it doesn’t want to upload images anymore, I’ll have a look at it later!

This post will be used right now to give live coverage of the MIX10 keynote. My wife bring my meal when keynote is half way through and I have a beer at hand and watching some young dude doing magic with a yoyo! 🙂 I’m good to go!

17:10 Cool is that you can even get subtitles for if you’re hearing impared! Press the “cc” button to see it!

17:11 Scott Guthrie is coming up! No “TheGu” intro-video this time! 🙂

17:17 You can get the Olympics media framework with code at http://smf.codeplex.com/. Silverlight will support Fullscreen viewing on a single screen while working on another one. Sweet!

17:21 Blend 4 will be out this week and you get a free upgrade if you have version 3.

17:23 eBay will use Silverlight to be able to install their tool easily onto the desktop with Silverlight’s OOB ability. You can sell items through this tool and add information using your webcam to scan the barcode! It has also has the ability to drag & drop pictures onto the application. Silverlight really seems the way to go for a lot of your applications! They’re also showing a great sketchflow example of the application in the last image!

17:34 Silverlight 4 RC is available for download now! Get started here with the Pivot control.

18:00 Scott Guthrie is showing Visual Studio 2010 development for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight. So far the designing and development and deployment to the WP7 emulator is extremely fast, especially compared to .NET Compact Framework development.

First image shows the initial Windows Phone project with the VS2010 Silverlight designer. Second image shows Scott Guthrie editing his form, whereas he’s running it inside a Windows Phone emulator, debugging from Visual Studio 2010. The last shows his final application, retrieving his last tweets from Twitter, using a web request and filtering it with LINQ to XML.

18:24 On the MIX10 site you can get minor details about free tools for Windows Phone developers!

  1. Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
  2. Windows Phone 7 Series add-in to use with Visual Studio 2010 RC1
  3. XNA Game Studio 4.0
  4. Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator for application testing
  5. Expression Blend for Windows Phone CTP (free only for CTP most likely! 🙂

 

18:25 Netflix application build in Silverlight for Winodws Phone 7 is shown. Smooth videos instantly over 3G!

18:30 Great DeepZoom demo using Marvel comics, flicking through pages and zooming into the pages and specific images.

18:33 Laura Foy is showing FourSquare on Windows Phone 7

18:38 This is almost an iPhone… I guess! 🙂 Shazaam on Windows Phone 7 by Jeff Sandquist!

18:39 Charlie Kindel on stage, thé Windows Phone guy! And he’s a soccer fan?! #fail 🙂

18:42 Loic Le Meur from Seesmic is showing the Silverlight client on both the desktop and Windows Phone.

18:46 Code4Fun is showing network communication with a Tank shooting red shirts into the audience

18:52 Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson showing of XNA on Windows Phone 7. Images below are from debug mode in VS2010!

Okay, so the first Mix 2010 keynote is over and they did not reveal much NEW information. It’s nice to see Windows Phone Silverlight finally arrive, as I was at MIX07 and saw the first light of Silverlight for Windows Mobile that was never released. Hope we can get our hands on all the Phone bits really soon and start developing for it. And more importantly, have it on our own Windows Phone hardware!

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