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Live Blog: Microsoft MIX 2011 Day 1 – Internet Explorer 10 Preview, and More

Today we’re at Microsoft MIX, a developers conference in Las Vegas. Microsoft will be trying to woo developers and presenting on HTML5, Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight.

The event is kicking off with a keynote by Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president in charge of the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft.

Hachamovitch demoed Internet Explorer 10, and the platform preview is available here for you to check out yourself.

9:07 – Hachamovitch says that native code experiences are always best. He claims the only “native” HTML5 experience is on IE9 on Windows 7.

9:12 – He’s now doing demos of HTML5 sites running on IE9.

9:14 – The SVG animation he’s showing is quite impressive.

9:16 – Now he’s demoing a HTML5 based video editor that lets you actually edit video, add transitions, etc. from the browser.

9:18 – Demonstrating the difference between games running in IE9 with hardware acceleration and Chrome without.

9:19 – Hachamovitch says the goal is to provide to make HTML5 sites on par with native applications.

9:22 – Windows 7 has passed Windows XP in the U.S.

9:25 – They just showed one of those text-to-movie animations hitting Google and Firefox for supporting the unfinished Websockets. Hachamovitch is now talking about HTML5 Labs.

9:27 – Steven Sinofsky president of the Windows and Windows Live division, demoing comparisons of Chrome’s handling of HTML5 and CSS3 compared to IE10’s.

9:39 – More demos. The video and capabilities of IE10 are pretty impressive.

9:40 – IE10 Platform Preview is available from ietestdrive.com, and you can view the demos yourself using it.

9:45 – Scott Guthrie is talking about NuGet, MVC3 and other open source development tools from Microsoft (see our coverage here)

9:49 – A Microsoft developer is building an HTML5 app live in Microsoft Visual Studio using the new MVC3 tools.

10:11 – Drew Robbins, a developer evangelist at Microsoft, is giving a demo of Orchard CMS, the open source CMS sponsored by Microsoft. (Our coverage is here.)

10:25 CEO of Umbraco, an open source ASP.net CMS, is talking now about how various Fortune 500 websites are running on Umbraco and Azure.

10:30 Microsoft will add the following features to Azure: access control service, caching, CDN, traffic manager.

And the keynote is over. Lunch time.

Disclosure: Microsoft paid for Klint Finley’s travel and lodging to attend MIX, and MIX is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor.

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