The talk was presented very ably by Robert Burke. Rob concentrated on discussing Avalon and I must say as (primarily) a Mac user, may I welcome Microsoft to the world of the slick interface. :-). OS X has most of the interface elements Robert referred to (or an equivalent) already built in and has had for some time!
By the way, if you visit Robert’s blog from a Mac, don’t bother trying to comment – Mac users are unable to blog on the new MSDN blog engine. I tried from my Mac using FireFox 1.04 and also Safari 2.0 but kept getting errors.
MSDN, I would suggest your blog engine needs a bit more work! I had to log into a Win2k server I manage remotely to leave my comment – not all Mac users will have the ability to do the same – or maybe you don’t care what Mac users think?