Microsoft Mix '11 live blog: Join us Tuesday and Wednesday

The annual Microsoft Mix design/developer conference keynotes kick off this Tuesday, April 12 at 9 a.m. PT.

The annual Microsoft Mix design/developer conference keynotes kick off this Tuesday, April 12 at 9 a.m. PT.

A group of us Microsoft watchers -- ZDNet's Ed Bott, LiveSide's Kip Kniskern, WithinWindows' Rafael Rivera, ActiveWin's Bob Stein, Windows SuperSite's Paul Thurrott, IStartedSomething's Long Zheng, and yours truly -- will be live blogging those keynotes. (The keynotes will be streamed live from the Visit Mix site.)

Day 1's keynote on April 12 is expected to be primarily focused on HTML5 and other Web standards. Day 2, on April 13, starting at 9 a.m. PT, is likely to be more focused on Silverlight and Windows Phone.

We already know that Microsoft will be delivering the first beta of Silverlight 5 this week, and that company officials will be sharing more about the "Mango" Windows Phone operating system update, due later this year. Word is we'll see and hear more about IE 9 Mobile, the coming version of Microsoft's HTML5-compliant browser for its phones, as well as an appearance by Nokia execs, who will share more about their plans for Windows Phone.

Come back and join our free-for-all by commenting on the announcements (and non-announcements) as a participant in our live blog! In the interim, if there's anything you want us to look for or ask at this week's Vegas confab, let us know....