Buzz at Mix07Today is the second day of Mix07. There's a lot more people, and much more buzz than yesterday.
Twitter is being used to send updates out to folks, and enable impromptu sessions and meeting among folks.
As a result of twitter I got a chance to meet with Scott Hanselman and talk with him some about CGM devices and the challenges of handling different data formats from these data collection devices. And Scott did a great job summarizing the announcements from day one of Mix.
Mix07 seems to be much more around rich media and media delivery to you via desktop apps, web browsers, or mobile devices. For those of us who are building enterprise applications, the rich media stuff is not immediately of interest. But we're also seeing a lot more tools around developing UIs for Silverlight. And once you're on that platform - the world is yours (or so Microsoft would have you believe).
At lunch I was chatting with the Microsoft Program Manager responsible for the MSDN user interface. She showed me how they've used Starlight to add videos to the front page, and how they've improved the search experience. Nice job, and it sounds as if more is coming soon to MSDN.
My biggest complaint so far? Too many interesting sessions on at the same time: I guess that's a good complaint. Having the videos on the Mix07 site will help, but it's not really the same. And as of right now (late on Tuesday) very few of the videos are actually there.
Tomorrow I'm looking forward to a session on Amazon Web Services and much more on Silverlight.