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  • Sandbox Learning Exercises posted in the Session List!

    Check out what Learning Exercises will be available in the Sandbox at MIX06. There will be plenty to learn! Just choose the Hands-On Lab in the Session Type drop down. Also, please remember that the Sandbox isn't just for getting your hands dirty with the specific technologies you learn about in the various sessions , but also it's also a place where you can demo your wares (Share Station), check out the features of new technologies (like Windows Vista and Windows Vista Media Center Addition, Ultra Mobile PCs and devices, etc), and work with the IE team in the IE Compatibility Lab. It will be fun! Looking forward to seeing you in the Sandbox. Read More
  • MIX is MAXED

    So it’s official - MIX has filled up. We have hit capacity for our space in the Venetian Hotel in Vegas, the fire marshal says, ‘no mas’, and now we have to close registration. Read More
  • The MIX Party Starts at 6 at TAO . . . is that AM or PM?

    Of course the primary reason to go to MIX is for all of the sessions you’ll attend, the content you'll pick up, and the conversations you'll participate in. But let’s face it, the parties matter too! And if you're a connoisseur of conference parties like I am (is that a good thing or a bad thing?), you're probably wondering how MIX will stack up. Read More
  • IE7 Compat Lab at MIX06

    Come test your own content and extensions for compatibility, on machines pre-loaded with test builds of IE7 and compatibility testing tools. Members of the IE team will be on hand to help you diagnose and debug any issues you might encounter. Read More
  • The Sandbox: A place to explore, learn, teach and relax.

    Want to play around with the technologies you've learned about at MIX while you're attending MIX and even after MIX has ended? How about doing so in a relaxing, non-laboratory, non-clinical environment? If the answer to either question is yes, then the MIX06 Sandbox is the place to be. Read More
  • Bolder and Bolder

    Take the next step. Don’t imprison your user experience in a tiny little box on the PC; set your user experience free! If you want your site to stand out, you must take the next step. The sites that make it have compelling experiences and messages that speak effectively to their users. Read More
  • Shoulder to Shoulder

    Designers design, developers develop; it’s the way it should be. That said, in the current version of the web most sites are designed by developers. This is not always a bad thing, but largely due to the limited technological palette, most web sites look the same these days. Read More
  • What can happen in 7.2 minutes? How about a new conversation.

    So, by now you probably have heard us say that we really want MIX to be a 72 hour conversation. Well, we actually decided to start the conversations early. So we stalked, er, I mean nicely followed some of our top speakers to capture the conversations they have with their co-workers, and then edited these down to a tight, compelling, dare I say hot 7.2 minutes (MIX = 72 hours, these = 7.2 minutes, get it???) of tantalizing geek speak each. Read More
  • Media, media everywhere, but why on the PC?

    Once you get into the new “Whole Product” paradigm you’ll quickly realize: while it’s cool to see a movie or a TV show in the palm of your hand, it may not always be the optimal experience for the content. Read More
  • Design Your Way to Vegas

    Both the MIX team and the Microsoft Gadget team have launched contests that can get you to MIX for free. The MIX challenge is called Remix MIX and was inspired by the amazing work in CSS design at CSS Zen Garden. If you’ve never been to the site, you owe it to yourself to see the beautiful work being done there. Check it out and you’ll immediately understand what we are doing for our Remix competition. We provide you with the CSS of our home page and you supply the inspiration and creativity to Remix the MIX homepage with your own design. Three winners will each receive a full MIX conference pass PLUS airfare and lodging! And wait, there’s more! Read More
  • MIX06 Driving Practice

    Navigate Vegas on your Xbox 360 Read More
  • The Next Generation Browser Experience - Does Experience Even Matter?

    "The Experience" is important to me when it comes to browsing. I admit that I am drawn in by sites that are aesthetically pleasing. But there is also another side to it that is just as important, functionality. Most folks want something that allows them to get their work/pleasure goals done. One of the product managers at Microsoft said that a site's audience has four resources: effort, focus, memory and time. In today's always-connected multi-tasking world, your customer has much less of these resources than ever before. So you have to create a functional, efficient experience for them as your competitor is only a click away. Read More
  • InfoCard : A standards-based approach to User Authentication. Learn more at MIX

    User identity and authentication on the internet currently resembles the “Wild West”, with no formal infrastructure for identifying oneself online or guaranteeing the authenticity of sites you visit. In addition there is an ever increasing number of unscrupulous individual’s intent on stealing your identity for their own gain. This is a huge problem which is beginning to negatively affect user confidence in their online security. Read More
  • eBay, Amazon MIX it up

    MIX.06 will be the place to rub shoulders with some of the most influential folks on the web. We’ve gone all out to ensure that this conversation is not one where we’re doing all the talking. As Ray mentioned earlier, we’ll see industry luminaries keep the conversation going in the right direction. We’ve also reached out to the who’s who of the web to ensure that the story is told without bias and from a partner’s perspective. Some of the partners that I’ve been working with will be presenti Read More
  • 36 Sessions Published!

    MIX continues to take shape; the latest news being the new site design and lots more session details: titles, abstracts, speakers for 36 sessions. We expect to add about 14 more sessions / discussions very soon, for a total of 50 or so. Read More