Live Blog: Microsoft MIX 2011 Day 1
Today we’re at Microsoft MIX, a developers conference in Las Vegas. Microsoft will be trying to woo developers and presenting on HTML5, Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight.
The event is kicking off with a keynote by Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president in charge of the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft.
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9:07 – Hachamovitch says that native code experiences are always best. He claims the only “native” HTML5 experience is on IE9 on Windows 7.
9:12 – He’s now doing demos of HTML5 sites running on IE9.
9:14 – The SVG animation he’s showing is quite impressive.
9:16 – Now he’s demoing a HTML5 based video editor that lets you actually edit video, add transitions, etc. from the browser.
9:18 – Demonstrating the difference between games running in IE9 with hardware acceleration and Chrome without.
9:19 – Hachamovitch says the goal is to provide to make HTML5 sites on par with native applications.
9:22 – Windows 7 has passed Windows XP in the U.S.
9:25 – They just showed one of those text-to-movie animations hitting Google and Firefox for supporting the unfinished Websockets. Hachamovitch is now talking about HTML5 Labs.
9:27 – Steven Sinofsky president of the Windows and Windows Live division, demoing comparisons of Chrome’s handling of CSS3 compared to IE9′s.