At WPC 2011, Microsoft talked about their strategies and differences in ecosystem with Apple.
MSFT buys Skype. MSFT integrates Facebook chat in WP7. Facebook brings Skype to chat. This could be video calling in Mango and even Windows 8.
More fuel to the speculation around Windows 8, Silverlight and WPF comes from dividing the XAML team across Windows, Windows Phone and the developer division.
Steven Sinofsky might not have mentioned Sliverlight and talked about HTML5/JS but that was in my opinion a PR stunt to ensure Windows 8 got as much positive press as it could.
Windows 8 will have a new communication service called Chatter according to some new findings by Windows enthusiasts.
An icon on the new Windows 8 lock screen hints at video messaging integration in Windows 8.
A missing Zune icon on the music tile and a separate video tile. Phase-out of Zune imminent.
Windows Azure or the cloud computing OS is now the third Windows that will bring the enterprise and personal computing together.
Patent shows gestures adapting to a user and these personalized gestures being available as a roaming profile.
Steve Ballmer’s decision to have Windows everywhere and the Metro (Windows Phone 7) inspired UI might well be the reason why the Courier was kinned.