The Build 2014 is Microsoft’s all-in-one developer conference that serves as a platform to publicize new programming tools, OS road maps, products and major company pronouncements. This year's conference is scheduled to be held at the Moscone Center, April 2-4 in San Francisco, California. Developer tickets were $2095, but have since sold out. This will be the second year in a row for the even to take place at this location, though the date has changed from June to April, to better align with Microsoft product release cycles.
There have been several rumors leading up to the event and you can see our full BUILD 2014 coverage here.
Build 2013 was held from June 26 to June 28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference was primarily used to unveil the Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8. Each attendee received a Surface Pro with a Touch Cover, Acer Iconia W3 (the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet) with a Bluetooth keyboard and 100GB of free SkyDrive storage.
See our Build 2013 coverage here
Held on Microsoft's campus in Redmond from October 30 to November 2, 2012, the 2012 edition of Build focused on the recently released Windows 8, along with Windows Azure and Windows Phone 8. Attendees received a Surface RT tablet with Touch Cover, a Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone, and 100GB of free SkyDrive storage.
See our Build 2012 coverage here.
Build 2011 was held from September 13 to September 16, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The conference heavily focused on Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012; their Developer Preview versions were also released during the conference. Attendees also received a Samsung tablet shipping with the Windows 8 "Developer Preview" build.
see our Build 2011 coverage here.
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