Currently I’m working from the UI side mostly with WPF and Silverlight on the desktop, and Silverlight for Windows Phone 7. I will continue to do so.With my new LG WP7 it gets a lot easier to write phone applications. What I’ve seen is most important to writing WP7 applications is using a WP7.
Bob Muglia just clarified the strategy on Silverlight in this blog post with this emphasize:
- Silverlight is very important and strategic to Microsoft.
- We’re working hard on the next release of Silverlight, and it will continue to be cross-browser and cross-platform, and run on Windows and Mac.
- Silverlight is a core application development platform for Windows, and it’s the development platform for Windows Phone.
Probably MIX 2011 April 12-14, 2011 is a good date for an upcoming Silverlight release.
Some of my Silverlight projects are hosted in Windows Azure. I will continue to do so. I will also dive into the new features of Windows Azure as listed on the Windows Azure Team blog, such as Windows Azure Connect (CTP available later this year), ‘Extra Small’ Windows Azure instances, the new Windows Azure portal and diagnostic information.
HTML 5 and IE 9
I’m already using IE 9 for some time. Installed the IE9 Preview 6 as well. So far I didn’t do a lot with HTML 5 other than trying the samples. I will dive deep into this technology, together with technologies that I’m already using such as ASP.NET MVC – now version 3 with the Razor view engine.
For sure MIX 2011 April 12-14, 2011 is also a good date on more news on HTML 5 and IE9.
Languages and Frameworks
And of course I’m already testing the next version of C# with async and await keywords. Also diving into the WCF and WF enhancements. Already thinking about the next edition of Professional C# 4 with .NET 4.
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