Here at Microsoft's TechEd 2012, we got a few cool announcements (and one noticeably "missing" one as well).
Here's the ones we got:
LightSwitch will generate HTML5
LightSwitch is a tool from Microsoft to enable rapid application development
(what? another one?), and now this now this tool will generate the latest and
greatest version of HTML 5. What's really cool about that? It means you could
use LightSwitch to generate an app that runs really well on iPads and iPhones
and can even be added to the home page and look like a native app, but without
having to go through the app store. Hmmmm....
Bing now runs Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 is so ready for prime time that Microsoft itself is using
it in production, and not just any production, but for it's prime time search
engine, Bing! That's a cool, huge announcement! I'm going to download Windows
2012 myself and get into this party. Ummm, it's not available yet? We don't have
a release date? Wait, what? That's the missing announcement. Windows 2012 is
raring to go! But not quite ready for us. Stay tuned.
Private Cloud is ready!
Not really an announcement, but it's all you hear at the conference. Not just
Cloud, but Private Cloud! It's all about using Microsoft's System Center 2012 to
manage your existing servers and turn them into your own Private Cloud.