MIX Nixed

If you attended MIX last year, the MIX tchotchkes are now a collectors' item (well, highly specialize collectors). Microsoft has canceled the confab that was mainly a mega-meetup for Web developers and business professionals. I remember attending MIX in 2006; the technology that would later become SilverLight was the highlight.

Compared to other Microsoft conferences like TechEd, PDC or MMS, MIX seemed skimpy attendance-wise. And over the years, there seemed to be less emphasis on Web development and it became more about newer versions of IE and later about Windows Phone. Microsoft said it would be rolling most of the MIX content into another developer-focused event, but my suspicions tell me that the company's shift to the cloud played a large part in the death of MIX.

Trivia Question: What is MIX an acronym for? Real and made-up guesses are welcome here.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 01/26/2012 at 11:59 AM


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