Microsoft Focuses on Windows Phone, Kinect and Silverlight 5 at MIX11
Microsoft showed off the next version of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, delivered a beta of Silverlight 5 and announced a beta of the upcoming Kinect for Windows SDK.LAS VEGAS -- During the second day of Microsoft's MIX11 conference here, the software giant demonstrated the next version of its Windows Phone operating system and delivered a beta of the Kinect for Windows software development kit and a Silverlight 5 beta. Microsoft also announced that with the forthcoming release of Windows Phone, the company will provide developers with more hardware capabilities, better browsing and improved tooling, as well as expanded opportunities and Windows Phone Marketplace options.
Microsoft also announced that developers will soon gain access to updated Windows Phone Developer Tools. These improved tools include a performances profiler and sensor simulation, enabling developers to build more integrated and high-performing apps.