Karsten Januszewski, platform evangelist, spoke at the Flash Forward conference, and shows off Microsoft’s Avalon UI framework.
The bulk of the talk is demo’s and they really give a glimpse of the power of the platform:
13:11 XAML file presentation app.
21:50 3D composition app
24:00 skinning your app
25:50 Avalon notepad
27:30 Media Mania (you’ve seen this app on Channel 9 before, but here you get to see more)
32:50 Electric Rain’s ZAM 3D (amazing 3D to Avalon app)
44:00 Video in Avalon (a preview of a future version of Avalon)
47:30 Video on a 3D sphere
48:20 video on multiple 3D spheres
49:30 A “Halo strip” (multiple photos on 3D surfaces)
It is going to be very interesting to see how the boundary of the browser and the client side app blend together.