- IE8 will finally support data: URLs!
- SSDS provides REST, SOAP, or APP access to a SQL data store.
- There have been many changes to ASP.NET Dynamic Data controls since they were introduced at the last MIX: everything seems more template-based, uses attribute decorating in addition to SQL schema info to automatically build GridView and DetailsView/FormView controls.
- Microsoft is REALLY into REST.
- Silverlight can be worked into any conversation.
- IIS7 is pretty exciting, particularly for developers with hosted applications (or corporations in a similar situation), since nearly every IIS setting is now in the web.config file.
- Hosts in IIS7 can delegate features with impressive granularity, or lock them down.
- The IIS7 admin console can connect through port 80.
- IE8 is pushing something called WebSlices.
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