[AI] Ozzie Monday opened the company's annual Mix developers conference.

Balaram chess.balaram at asianetindia.com
Tue May 1 11:00:02 CDT 2007

Ozzie Monday opened the company's annual Mix developers conference in Las Vegas with a keynote address during which he laid out Microsoft's direction in
a world where online services have taken hold.

Services will not replace local client software, only offer a complement to code running on the desktop or vice versa, he said.

Microsoft will continue to invest in its traditional Win32 API, but rich Internet
would offer the ability to marry desktop applications and online services, he said.

"The simple concept of the Web is no longer simple," Ozzie said.

The normally staid Ozzie said his work over the past couple of years at Microsoft on this strategy has been exciting. "In case it is not clear to you, I'm
having a blast," he said.

Ozzie tailored his strategy message for the conference's developer audience, highlighting Microsoft's recently introduced Silverlight platform, a runtime
browser plug-in for running rich applications and supporting

"We think Silverlight will change the game for video on the Web," he said.

Microsoft is
now shipping
the first beta of Silverlight 1.0 and an Alpha version of Silverlight 1.1. Silverlight 1.0 is expected to ship this summer.

Ozzie said Microsoft would integrate into the Silverlight programming model support for its .Net framework, which is a programming tool used to develop
new applications for

The combination of the Silverlight tools and the .Net framework, which will include the high-performance Common Language Runtime environment, gives developers
common tools to develop local and Web-based applications using Visual Studio to write code and Expressions Studio to design interfaces.

Ozzie said Silverlight's cross-platform, cross-browser runtime was the first of three parts of Microsoft's Silverlight strategy for supporting software
and services.

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