I will be holding BUILD 2012 in my living room, on my Birthday (October 4th). There will be a big surprise and I can promise at least one big name guest (not my cat)
All welcome (Please bring your own food)
With MS announcements last week for Surface Tablets and Windows Phone 8, the biggest missing piece for the success of the Windows ecosystem is still the apps. Now that Microsoft building it own hardware, it needs another Build conference to showcase the Windows 8 hardwares and the software tooling that will help software development build software on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (since they will be share the same kernal). If I am not wrong, there will be a Build conference, I just wish MS announce it soon so people can have time to plan for the budget and travel arrangement...
@Dr Herbie: Appreciating the fact that not everyone is going to be interested in everything on offer so there will be multiple tracks running concurrently ...
As long as "It happens at Ian's, it stays at Ian's"...I'm in...
@Proton2:It tends to turn cold in October around these parts so I think we are going to need all the doors thank you.
@MasterPie:There is a barn out back, hay will be provided (and yes, if you happen to be sitting on some when the conference finishes you are free to take it home with you)
@Harlequin:What kind of a Conference do you think I am running sir?
@ZippyV: The difference between TechEd and Build (or PDC) is that TechEd usually focus on the current products from MS that is out in the Market and PDC/Build conference usually showcase technologies that will be out in the near future... In 2012, I would think the focus in Build would be continue promo software (Metro) developement for Windows 8 and the upcoming Windows Phone 8, showcase hardward (Surface Tablet, OEM devices, and perhaps WP8 devices), Windows Server 2012...etc. It is important to have MS to show this cohesive Windows ecosystem to the software developers and the enterprise IT pro/decision makers.
But Windows 8 and (probably) WP8 will be out in the fall, around the time where a Build conference could take place. That would make them current products ("legacy" in Microsoft's terms) and so material for TechEd.
That said, no, there won't be a Build conference this year
@PaoloM: Maybe you don't want to make the trek over the Atlantic but don't spoil it for the rest of us.
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