Windows Media Center Presentation Layer Web Applications. had been wondering about this for a while. that'll give 3 different ways to server apps over the web to MCE : 1) Hosted HTML for back compat to older MCE operating systems. 2) WPF XBAP for keeping a common codebase with desktop apps. 3) MCML for rich UI on extenders.
http://gotspeech.net/. an MS community site for speech developers. i'm assuming this community will expand whenever Vista hits. but i'm wondering what the Speech Server guys have in the works? its TBD what will happen with multimodal applications (for both the web browser and mobile apps) ... i'm also holding my breath for a VOIP SALT Server.
WPF/e. the little news i've caught from quickly browsing Mix06 posts makes it sound alot better than the message i took away from PDC. and it looks like a small portion of the runtime will be getting pushed out to even more operating systems. that is excellent!