Tuesday March 27, 2007 16:33
MTS07: 1st. Day Wrap-up
Today was very exciting day to see famous people and hear their talking in Microsoft. Although the format was formal, speakers showed various communication skills that build the spot themes with notepad by Don and Anderson in XAML/WCF, vim by Jim and Jonh in CLR after asking to attendee.
Full agenda of conference was similar with MTS06 in last year, but all session of today was opened for all attendee. I’m difficult to understand and join discussions because of rapid speaking and American jokes. Most of Asian participators seem to be similar.
I was impressed of Bill Hilf’s Open Source evangelism for Microsoft. His endeavor has been chance to MS since 2004 including Port25, CodePlex and cooperation with Jboss and SugarCRM. He let Microsoft embrace Open Source with its Windows platform. For example, the PHP will be a part of IIS7 with more improvement of performance.
He noticed development activities such as Photosynth Firefox plug-in, Visual Foxpro on CodePlex, SharePoint Community Kit and evangelism activities such as supporting OSCON, Linux Expo, OpenAjax Alliance and Mix07 in 2007.
Next, Kevin Schofield of Microsoft Research introduced their research activities for innovation and health of Internet such as phising, spyware and adware detection on Vista. I uploaded some demos of innovative technologies such as Live Objects and Lifecam.
Another interesting session was Dynamic Languages and the CLR by Jim Hugunin and John Lam. They gave answers for questions by attendee by Bryan Hansen in VIM with parallels on Macintosh.
They said various support Rails, Python and PHP on CLR and IDE support issue for developers.
I was very glad to see Kim Cameron of CardSpace (aka InfoCard). It was excellent metaphor using cards instead of files to recognize identity. He showed screenshot of his blog’s login process with CardSpace. I think CardSpace will be final metaphor of identity 2.0.
Although there are many OpenID service providers, at last, they are 3rd. party and there are still trust problem for privacy. I think decentralized OpenID will be succeeded such as desktop(CardSpace), browser(Firefox CardSpace Plugin) and personal blog and homepage. Kim views CardSpace and OpenID as complimentary
Finally it was very exciting session the XAML/WCF by Don Box, father of WCF and Chris Anderson, a father of XAML. Don launched notepad to gather questions and solved them in turn with Chris. There are all script by Ben Galbraith in realtime.
I asked whether XAML is the copy of XUL or not, Don said “No!”. I thought the concept of all of XML based GUI was originated by XUL. Anyway it’s very good time to hear their thoughts about WPF vs. Flash and REST vs. SOAP, IDE issue etc.
Thanks for all linked bloggers to type scripts on spot of MTS07. It will be helpful to understand all of conversations.