Application Development: Microsoft MIX 11: Top 11 Draws for Developers
Developers can expect to be first-class citizens at Microsoft's MIX 2011 conference, also known as MIX11. Running April 12-14 at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, MIX will be a gathering of developers, designers, user-experience experts and business professionals creating some of the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the Web. MIX sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert advice on content strategy, usability and design. Developers and designers can explore the future of the standards-based Web. At last year's MIX10 event, Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Windows Internet Explorer, announced the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 1 with hardware-accelerated HTML5. This year, Hachamovitch will be back on the MIX stage as the Day 1 keynoter. Eight platform previews, one beta, one release candidate, and one final version of IE9 later, Hachamovitch will be back with more. For the second year in a row, Joe Belfiore, who oversees Windows Phone Program Management and is responsible for the design and software product definition of forthcoming generations of Windows phones and Zune devices, will keynote MIX. By his side will be Scott Guthrie, who heads Microsoft's .NET Developer Platform, where he runs the development teams responsible for delivering Silverlight, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework technologies for building client and Web applications. In addition, more than 150 top thinkers in the Web community will give sessions and panels designed to prepare developers for the innovations of the next Web now. Topics at MIX will run the gamut, from rich Internet applications to Web standards, media, video, cloud services, tooling, devices, games and breakthroughs coming out of research. Developers can hear about the future of technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Windows Phone, ASP.NET and more.
Fresh off the release of Internet Explorer 9 at South by Southwest, Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president of Internet Explorer, will be a keynote presenter at MIX11. There will also be a number of sessions from members of the IE engineering team focused on HTML5 and related technologies.