Placeholder for ongoing notes from the Microsoft Technology Summit…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome Keynote Sam Ramji, Director Platform Strategy
Follow-up comments to come later…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Introduction to Microsoft Research Kevin Schofield, General Manager Microsoft Research
Tech Transfer: Not Rube Goldberg device. It’s not a technical process. It’s all about social relationships, communication, trust.
Q: Would it be fair to suggest that there is a firewall between MSFT Research and customers?
A: We try to leverage relationships that product groups have with their customers.
Demo: Worldwide Telescope
Quote:Jim Gray > “There is petabytes of [astronomical] data, and none of it has any commercial value.”
MDP:NOTE: Did I get that quote correct:?
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ASP.NET MVC Framework Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP .NET Developer Platform
- A new option for ASP.NET
- Does not require a specific editor
- Support for VS.NET Express Editions
Generic MVC Overview
Real-time Coding > “QuietRoom” (name chosen due to the silence incurred when asked “What should I name this project?)
Q: Does ASP.NET MVC Run on Mono
Q: Is this a drop-in replacement for IHttpHandler?
A: Is built on IHttpHandler.
Q: Is there support for IHttpAsyncHandler?
A: Not at this time but support is planned. No specific time frame, but _should_ be available in the next two-three months.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Silverlight Product Review Brad Abrams, Principle Group Program Manager .NET Developer Platform
Q: Will Seadragon run on Unix*/Moolight?
A: If Miguel decides he/his team wants to build support for Seadragon he has our support.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM The Windows Live Platform John Richards, Director WLP Angus Norton, Sr. Director Search
[Turned into a massive group conversation… The gist of the conversation was “You have absolutely zero connection to this community (meaning the community represented by the attendees == non-MSFT development crowd.) Please fix this.
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM LINQ Product Review Anders Hejlsberg, Technical Fellow Visual Studio Division
[Will follow-up later with an overview… Was too inthralled with the presentation to take real-time notes.]