I’ll be in Las Vegas again tomorrow to attend MIX08. In it’s third year, MIX is an opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s strategy surrounding the future of the web, the latest Microsoft web technologies, rich user experiences, and Vista and IE8 forecasts. It’s a great event for technical strategists, creative designers, and technical decision makers. This year, MIX will explore the following:

  • High-fidelity commerce, content, media, services and security

  • How new technologies can help find, retain and up-sell customers

  • The latest on Silverlight, Internet Explorer, ASP.NET, Expression, Windows Live and other key technologies through keynotes, presentations, discussions, and labs

Keynote presentations will be presented by Steve Ballmer, Guy Kawasaki, and Scott Guthrie.

Here are the tracks I’ll be attending:

Wednesday, March 5

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

T13 Working with Data and Web Services in Microsoft Silverlight 2 Delfino 4105

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

T01 Creating a RESTful API with Windows Communication Foundation Lando 4204

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

T07 RESTful Data Services with the ADO.NET Data Services Framework Lando 4204

Thursday, March 6

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

BCT05 Integrating Media in Silverlight Applications San Polo 3501A

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

T26 Building Applications and Services with .NET Framework 3.5 San Polo 3501A

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

B01 The Business of Microsoft Silverlight San Polo 3501A

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

T22 Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Model View Controller (MVC) Pattern Lando 4201

Friday, March 7

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

T35 Using an Internet Service Bus to Build Next Generation Applications and Services Delfino 4001A

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

PNL17 Silverlight and Web Analytics Delfino 4101A

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

BCT02 Designing Next Generation User Interface Experiences with Microsoft Expression Blend and Windows Presentation Foundation Delfino 4003

There were other tracks that I wanted to attend, but they were filled up. Nevertheless, I’m excited about diving into Silverlight 2, RESTful services, the MVC pattern, and .NET 3.5.

I hope to see you there!