It feels like it was just yesterday that Microsoft had its //build/windows Conference, even though in reality it was almost a year ago. In that event we were granted the access to the wonderful Windows 8 that we are all sorts of excited about. After it was all over, the only thing I could think about was when the next BUILD conference would be and what we'd see next.
Well, good news for you is that this week we learned of exactly that thing. Not to let the Windows 8 hype die out, shortly after release of the new operating system and hardware on October 26th, Microsoft has set the date of this year's //build developer conference, and it will be from October 30th to November 2nd, right at the heart of the company's home operations base in Redmond, Washington. As always, the event is geared towards developers and how they can use the full potential of the Microsoft environment and the insane amount of products the company has. However, similar to Google's I/O and Apple's WWDC, the average consumer always wants to know what's coming next. Because of that the BUILD event will also have announcements about upcoming projects and updates and Microsoft said this year they will talk about Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and a bunch of other exciting new products.
Microsoft's first annual developer event was last year in Anaheim, CA and had 5,000 people attend 275 sessions with 350 speakers. On moving BUILD back home to Redmond, GM Tim O'Brien said,
BUILD 2012 will be on the Microsoft campus, and I know what you're thinking... if it's not in some cavernous convention hall, then it must be a dialed-down version of last year's event, etc.... but don't be confused: this will be unlike anything we've held on our corporate campus in a long time.
We hope Microsoft lives up to its promise and delivers yet another exciting look into the world of Windows. This will also be where they will have all of the sessions that would have appeared at MIX, as the company has decided to no longer host that event individually. Registration for BUILD is August 8th and that will also be the day Microsoft releases the sessions and speakers they have lined up for the conference. Of course, you can be assured we will deliver any awesome information we learn from the event. What are you looking for to hearing about? Let us know in the comments section below.