K Scott leads the discussion as we look back at 2008, and speculate wildly on what 2009 has to offer.

Note: Scott K’s taking a podcasting break to change diapers and stuff.

Looking back at 2008

  • Google Chrome
  • Kevin’s new iPhone
  • Kevin’s Firefox extension addiction
  • Hulu
  • IE8 – better than expected, but still a ways to go
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Silverlight 2
  • Oslo
  • Azure
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • ADO.NET Data Services
  • REST is finally accepted in the .NET world
  • The Seinfeld / Gates ads
  • OpenID
  • Netbooks (Oragami at last?)
  • Twitter’s recovery
  • Overhyped stuff: Surface, cloud computing, multi-core madness
  • Functional programming
  • DI/IOC hitting the Microsoft mainstream
  • [sidebar – the tradeoff between DI benefits vs. Silverlight XAP size]
  • StackOverflow
  • [sidebar – frustration with Microsoft forums]

Looking forward at 2009

  • Windows 7
  • Office 14
  • Project Pink? (Zune on Windows Mobile)
  • [sidebar – frustrations Zune]
  • WPF in Visual Studio
  • [sidebar – is there a correlation between unmanaged code and lame Microsoft products?]
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