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26 July 2012, 11:58

Microsoft announces second BUILD conference

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At the first BUILD conference last year, Microsoft presented the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 to developers, and therefore to the public. Almost immediately after Windows 8 becomes generally available, the second such event will be held at Microsoft's Redmond campus between 30 October and 2 November.

On the official Microsoft blog, Tim O'Brien writes that the event location's proximity to the workplaces of the speakers, most of whom are from Microsoft's engineering teams, will provide a special atmosphere for the conference. In addition to presenting further details of Windows 8, the event will focus on topics from the Windows ecosphere that are relevant to developers: Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012. Much room will also be given to the new version of the Visual Studio 2012 development environment, which developers will likely not be able to avoid if they want to make use of the latest developments and run their programs on this platform.

The anticipated "run" on the tickets is scheduled to start on 8 August at 5pm CET. At that time, Microsoft will also announce further conference details, including presentation topics, speakers and sessions, on the event's registration page.

(Harald M. Genauck / djwm)

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