Ray Ozzie is talking at the Mix keynote. The slide deck being shown is totally useless in illustrating what he’s talking about.
His 3 Main ideas
1 Something for individuals ??? – missed it
2 Power of choice in the enterprise
Re-factoring software in the enterprise to use partner services and cloud-based services.
3 Embrace a world of small pieces loosely joined
RSS, Rest, etc., you get the idea…
Microsoft offerings over 5 categories
1 Connected Devices
Tech Preview of something coming soon.
Centralised web-based configuration, status & data/app management on your devices, starting with the PC (of course).
2 Connected Entertainment (?)
Personal mesh apparently already being realised through Zune and XBox Live.
3 Connected Productivity
Windows Live for PC/Mobile, Office Live expanding into social mesh (with Office Live WorkSpace just released in Beta yesterday).
4 Connected Business
Shift towards utility computing in data centres and cloud. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (in beta). More coming in 2008…
Exchange, SharePoint & Office Communicator available as online services in Beta.
SQL Server online data services coming soon!
5 Connected Development
Runtimes: .Net WPF, XNA, ASP.NET, Silverlight. Further detail coming from Scott Guthrie later in keynote.
Go to visitmix.com to see the keynote