At Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, at company's corporate campus in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft showcased how developers can build apps in the cloud to power rich, immersive device experiences. In addition to in campus, the event was broadcast live over the Web to over 20,000 developers at over 200 PDC events held around the world.
During keynote address, Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia showed how the company is advancing Microsoft platform, spanning PC, phone and cloud. Microsoft specifically highlighted the momentum of Windows Azure, Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7 and the opportunity for developers today and in the future.
- Microsoft highlighted that over 70 partners -- including Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon.com -- representing more than two-thirds of active Web traffic are building on the capabilities in IE9 and HTML5.
- Microsoft said that Windows Phone Marketplace will launch with more than 1,000 quality games and apps slated for Nov. 3 open.
- Muglia announced two new Microsoft capabilities for Windows Azure to enable customers to get on the path to platform as a service (PaaS): Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role and Server Application Virtualization.
- Microsoft introduced Windows Azure AppFabric Composition Model to speed the process of assembling services by providing critical app deployment and management capabilities.
- Microsoft made available Extra Small Windows Azure Instance that eases the process of development, testing and trial. Priced at $0.05 per compute hour.
Full PDC2010 Day 1 keynotes embedded below: