Monday, March 03, 2008

Telerik at MIX this week

In a few hours, I'll jump on a plane headed to Sin City for this year's highly anticipated MIX 08 conference. I'll be in town through Thursday and I'll be joined by a crew of about 7 from Telerik's home office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The representatives from Bulgaria will cover a lot of Telerik's new product lines, including devs from the Silverlight and WPF teams. Needless to say, if you're going to be at MIX too, definitely drop me a line and let me know so we can try to meet at one of the many MIX parties. We love meeting fans customers at these events and putting faces with names!

Otherwise, stay tuned this week for some "live" MIX updates. I'll try to post some extra info after we start getting the big news at the keynotes on Wednesday and Thursday as I expect there will be plenty of interesting things to talk about. Last year's MIX brought us the first alpha of Silverlight 1.1 (and the Silverlight name), news of the cross-platform CLR, the infamous ".NET Wins" Silverlight chess demo, and the introduction of the DLR. I expect this year to again focus largely on Silverlight, though all indications are that we should also be hearing more about IE8 and ASP.NET MVC. By the end of the week, I predict we'll have betas (or announced beta dates) for Silverlight 2.0, IE8, and Expression Blend 2. An ASP.NET MVC beta is probably further off.

So if you're not going to join me in the desert, keep your RSS readers locked-in and I'll help add to the flood of news sure to begin this Wednesday.