Microsoft Build

We finally got more details regarding the  Microsoft BUILD 2012 Conference. The yearly event is scheduled from October 30 to November 2 at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington. The conference will take place a week after their Windows 8 platform goes on sale October 26.

Obviously, the main focus of the conference will be Windows 8, but the software maker also says that other programs like Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone 8, and Visual Studio 2012 will be topics discussed.

People who want to register for the event may do so beginning at 8:00 am on August 8th. After that, the company will release details on things like keynote speakers and content. At press time, there’s not a whole lot more information known about the upcoming conference.

Windows 8 is the upcoming platform upgrade from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Unlike previous editions, the new platform includes a version for the Surface tablet computer.  Notable features for the Windows  8 tablet include the Windows Store, which allows users to download apps onto their tablet. Since Microsoft already released a preview of the Windows 8 software for fans to download, it’s clear that they’re trying to make some interesting changes to the general aesthetic and experience. For instance, the start screen looks a lot like the start screen of Windows phones, complete with colorful tiles.  The new program also features multi-monitor support and a family safety feature that allows parents to monitor what their view online. There’s also some improvements with the email, photos, and people applications.

What’s more, Windows 8 will feature a lot of beneficial technical applications for everyone, thanks to all features and apps it will have. Mobile web developers will love Windows Dev Center, which teaches them how to design special applications for the Windows platform.

I think the Microsoft BUILD 2012 will be a big and important conference. It will provide a chance for app developers to learn more about how they can build their presence on Microsoft’s next big platform. Although I think Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) may put a huge emphasis on applications and programs for the surface tablet, I hope they won’t neglect the PC market.  It’s true that tablets are quickly stealing the interest of would-be PC buyers, but that doesn’t mean they should rule out traditional desktops and laptops just yet. Tablet computers are good for a lot of things, but sometimes they just can’t replace the power of a more stable machine, especially for writers and serious gamers.