Thursday, March 06, 2008 1:58 PM
MIX08- Second Keynote(Steve Ballmer Style)
March 18-20 2009 next year. MIX09
*Not the official transcript in any way.
Notes from the keynote:
Guy Kawasaki and Steve Ballmer
Yahoo is another step to get Microsoft into the advertisement and search game.
Steve barks at Guy Kawasaki
Vigor and Energy! - Steve Ballmer
Facebook? Whats up? Looking for an advertisement platform
Microsoft $60 billion a year.
Passion for Developers - Steve Ballmer
Steve is right we have Passion!
Three kinds of day:
- Out of redmond sales and such
- Doctors in his office. Meetings boom boom boom!
- Research (Steve's Day)
60 pieces of email. A day. Steveb at microsoft dot com. Human beings are not abusive.
Guy is giving Steve kudos about Microsoft products.
10 to 11million xbox live members. Wow!
No compromises for connectivity and making life easier.
Guy questions about Vista: Steve goes after Guy and his apple. Where is the dvd drive.
Steve talks about Microsoft loss of focus? No loss of focus just broadening horizons. Multiple products and services.
Vista talk. Steve keeps a positive aspect of windows vista.
Ah Firefox and IE talk. Steve working hard to catch up using IE8.
Social Networking: Fad? Using Internet to make new friends and create contacts.
Opening up API for msn live. Share point and Active Directory has open API now.
Guy mentions that Microsoft is much more now approachable.
The Adobe question: What about adobe and silverlight? Huge competitor.
Yahoo using PHP how will Microsoft transition into Asp.net?
Microsoft will become a php and asp.net shop.
Google has the market share. Microsoft is working hard and purchasing companies to catch up.
Fast Search product purchased by Microsoft and what is the future.
HyperV integrated into windows server. Will Microsoft make storage available in the cloud.
Windows mobile platform is very large. What is future? Danger is going to be a stack. Service application experience.
When is Silverlight coming for hotmail? Microsoft.com has it and the platforms will change.
Health Solutions Plan? Health care industry is going to be a huge jump. Consumer health side need to find out how to make individual records available.
Format wars. Will xbox360 support BlueRay eventually as well as windows.
Web Developers Need Dance monkey boy.
This was cool!
Very good Keynote. Thanks Steve and Guy!
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