The most intriguing rumors about Microsoft’s events have been confirmed recently: after a six-year tradition, this year will not be held Mix conference and for now on we should not expect any more Mix events. Instead, the company will host a developer conference dedicated to Windows 8. The news was published on the Microsoft’s official blog.
The blog post signed by Tim O’Brien, General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft leaves no room for interpretation when it comes to Microsoft’s plans on Mix events. “We have decided to merge MIX, our spring web conference for developers and designers, into our next major developer conference, which we will host sometime in the coming year. I know a number of folks were wondering about MIX, given the time of year, so we wanted to make sure there’s no ambiguity, and be very clear… there will be no MIX 2012,” informs everybody Tim O’Brien.
Still there is some ambiguity here, since we don’t know the location, the name of the event, and most importantly a date. Some analysts suggest that this year’s conference will be focused on Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 and probably it will synchronize with the public release of the beta version of the latest Windows version. This change in program comes after Microsoft announced last September the Professional Developers Conference with BUILD.