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Microsoft Dumps MIX, New Developer Conference Likely

Redmond based operating system giant Microsoft has decided to completely cancel MIX, their annual event for web developers. MIX was being held regularly for the last six years. However, the company has now decided to organize a new web developer conference, presumably focused at Windows 8.

This news has been confirmed by a Microsoft official who stated on a blog post that there will not be any MIX ‘12 and definitely no future MIX events.

Tim O'Brien, General Manager of Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) Microsoft, stated in a blog post, "As we look ahead to 2012 and beyond, the goal is to ensure that global Microsoft developer events are of the calibre that many of you experienced at BUILD last September," posted in The Official Microsoft blog.

It seems that the company has taken this decision after much deliberation while keeping some key advantages in mind. For example, cost reduction, limiting the promotion of Silverlight, more focus on HTML 5 than Internet Explorer and so on and so forth. HTML 5 will be the standard for Metro apps to be present in Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 platform, reported Social Barrel.