Build 2012

Microsoft BUILD registration open now – early bird gets the discount!

Microsoft BUILD registration open now – early bird gets the discount!

Developers hoping to jump aboard the Microsoft BUILD ship should get their clicking fingers out now because Early Bird registration has begun! Those of you developers out there that find themselves amongst the first 500 signing up for the conference today through http://www.buildwindows.com/ will be grabbing a $500 USD discount under the price that the rest of the crowd will be paying - make with the keyboards!

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Microsoft Build 2012 videos now available online

Microsoft Build 2012 videos now available online

For the past couple of weeks, Microsoft has dominated headlines. First it was the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface on October 26, then it was the launch of Windows Phone 8 on October 29, all leading up to the kick off of Microsoft Build on October 30. For four days last week, Microsoft invited folks to check out everything the new Windows has to offer in all of its forms, and if you happened to miss some it, then you might like to know that Microsoft has posted all sorts of videos from Build 2012 online.

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Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

In case you didn't hear, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference kicked off today in Seattle, and the folks from Redmond took the opportunity to show off some new apps. We got a first hand look at the new ESPN for Windows 8, and then they nicely shared a few details regarding what to expect in the coming months. Obviously apps are coming soon, but today they specifically mentioned DropBox, Paypal, Sports Illustrated and more.

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Windows 8 gets fully re-imagined ESPN app to usher in new touch age

Windows 8 gets fully re-imagined ESPN app to usher in new touch age

Microsoft this week at Build 2012 revealed a re-imagined version of ESPN for the world of Windows 8, including a collection of touch-friendly action. Michael Bayle, vice president and general manager of ESPN mobile, made it clear that their full collection of media - not just sports scores - will be coming to Windows 8. Scores, radio casts, photos, video, and awesome Windows 8 integration is coming up soon. The first look we've ever gotten at this application is right on a tablet - though it's clear that this app is made for all touch surfaces.

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Steve Ballmer hypes massive Windows 8 launch numbers at Build 2012

Steve Ballmer hypes massive Windows 8 launch numbers at Build 2012

Steve Ballmer announced first of all today at Build 2012 that they'd sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in the three days since it's been launched. It's no small number, of course, and for the developers seeing this system for the first time here in its final form at the developer conference we're experiencing here this week, it's nothing but great! Laptop sales are up 20% over forecasts, said Ballmer, and by the words of Ballmer, it would appear that Microsoft is doing better than they expected they would - imagine that!

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Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

This week Microsoft is holding their yearly developer conference with Windows Phone 8 at the forefront right here at the start of the mobile OS, but the desktop OS Windows 8 and tablet OS Windows RT as well - and we're here all week to bring it to you live! Build is essentially the Microsoft equivalent of Google's own Google I/O and Apple's WWDC - it's Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT's turn now. This Build is unique in that it comes immediately following the release of Microsoft's new fave

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