Microsoft Cancels Annual MIX Conference, Plans Windows 8 Event?
You’ve probably gotten used to the annual Microsoft MIX conference by now, dedicated to designers and developers for the past six years. Many goodies saw the light of day throughout the years coming from MIX but it appears that Microsoft just cancelled this year’s event (and all future MIX events).
The official wording says: “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”.
According to reports, there will be some sort of other event coming this year, without an official name or date yet. Mary-Jo Foley would bet “whatever it is will be anchored to the releases of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012”.