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What's Gonna Happen?

We all know how crazy 2007 has been, with an absolute flood of Microsoft technologies reaching developers this year. What's really interesting is that 2008 could be more disruptive still.

Our question for you is, what do you think is coming in 2008? Will dev shops actually begin coding for WPF and XAML, now that Visual Studio 2008 and the relevant WPF tooling is finally here? Can we expect more companies to commit to Windows Mobile development in an era of opened access to providers' wireless networks? And will Visual Studio 2008, and the forthcoming Rosario Team System update, earn the attention of corporate dev shops right out of the gate?

We want to hear from you. We'd like to hear your predictions and prognostications for the year to come. And it doesn't have to be about Microsoft. What will Google's next great challenge to Microsoft look like and what does the company need to do to earn your loyalty? Do you have any thoughts on what skills will be most in-demand in 2008 and how it will affect the way companies acquire talent?

Send me your insights by e-mail and you could be featured in our upcoming feature story offering predictions for the new year. E-mail me at mdesmond@reddevnews.com.

Posted by Michael Desmond on 12/05/2007 at 1:15 PM


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