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Getting ready for MIX10

Microsoft will have side-by-side torrents of news next week at its MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. I'll be attending (and liveblogging) the show to hear the latest about Windows Phone 7 Series and Internet Explorer 9. Here are the top sessions on my agenda.
Written by Ed Bott, Senior Contributing Editor on

Microsoft will have side-by-side torrents of news next week at its MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. In one track, developers will finally learn details of the app platform for the Windows Phone 7 Series. Those sessions were just unveiled last week, headlined by an overview from VP Joe Belfiore (Changing Our Game: An Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Series), and a deeper dive into the app side from Partner Group Program Manager Charlie Kindel (Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Series Application Platform.

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Meanwhile, Microsoft's Ted Johnson and John Hrvatin will be collaborating for an In-depth Look at Internet Explorer 9, which promises "demos showcasing the latest code." (That suggests to me that we're not going to be walking away from MIX10 with code, but I could be wrong.) It's been four months since Microsoft first talked about IE9, at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles. I'm very curious to see how far they've come.

Along with my colleague Mary Jo Foley, I'll be at MIX10 next week. As is traditional, I'll be joining Mary Jo and fellow Microsoft bloggers Paul Thurrott, Long Zheng, Kip Kniskern of LiveSide, and Benjamin Rubenstein of Neowin for a group liveblog. There's a certain Mystery Science Theater 3000 quality to this blogging format, but I think there's also going to be enough news to keep the six of us busy for both keynotes.

Join us on Monday morning, March 15, at 9AM PDT (yes, Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend!) for the first keynote, which should focus on Windows Phone 7 Series. Check in on Tuesday morning, same time, for the IE9 keynote. I'll post the links here when I've got them.

I've already shared my list of questions about the Windows 7 Phone Series. I'll have a similar set of questions for IE9 (including, obviously, "Who will care? And who should care?") and will share them later this week. If you've got any questions about either of these topics, leave them in the Talkback section below.

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