Bytes by MSDN: Mary Jo Foley and Tim Huckaby discuss Windows 8

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Hear from Tim Huckaby, Founder of InterKnowlogy & Actus Software, and Mary Jo Foley, Editor of ZDNets "All About Microsoft", as they discuss the perceptions from the Build 2011 Conference. Mary Jo talks about the excitement around Window 8, how everyone can be a part of it, Metro style apps, integration between apps, and more. Mary Jo also discusses why she thinks Microsoft doesn't have to be like Apple when it comes to product launches & developer events, especially since Microsoft is the standard when it comes to interacting with the developer audience. You don't want to miss this insightful interview!


About Mary Jo

Mary Jo Foley has been a tech reporter for more than 25 years. She has spent many of those years covering the people, products and strategies from Microsoft. She is currently editor of the ZDNet "All About Microsoft" blog ( and is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era (John Wiley & Sons).


About Tim

Tim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI)- Touch, Gesture, and Neural, in Rich Client Technologies on a broad spectrum of devices

Tim has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences around the world. Tim has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Tim founded InterKnowlogy, a custom application development company, in 1999 and Actus Interactive Software in 2011 and has over 30 years of experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team on a Server Product. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.

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    Unfortunately Microsoft is doing these like Apple more and more, so many secrecy and limits, especially for developers, its nonsense. How many WinRT stuff did you see after BUILD ? There are several videos here on C9, sure (and thanks Charles!), but how many blog post elsewhere (like ? its even a banned topic on MSDN Magazine. WinDiv people can't even mention the OS. Basically the ONLY one from MS talking about Win8 is the B8 blog, WTH ?

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