The event, which takes place after the Windows 8 launch, will cover Windows 8, Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012. Event registration will go live on August 8th at 8am PDT (4pm BST), together with additional details about the event's keynoters, sessions and content.
Microsoft will be hoping to build developer interest and understanding in Windows 8, especially around the Metro design language, the Windows RT framework and related technologies. Part of that will undoubtedly include Windows Phone 8, which enjoys greater developer commonalities with desktop Windows than Windows Phone 7.5.
From the Channel 9 blog:
In January we shared some thoughts on our approach to developer events, including a commitment to come back with more on our plans for an event this coming fall. Well, here it is: our next developer conference will be this fall, and it's (again) called BUILD. It will be held on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, from October 30th until November 2nd. Yes, that's right ... it's the week after Windows 8 becomes generally available worldwide. And in addition to Windows 8, we will have lots of other stuff to talk about, too: Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and much more.
BUILD 2012 will be on the Microsoft campus, and I know what you're thinking ... if it's not in some cavernous convention hall, then it must be a dialed-down version of last year's event, etc. ... but don't be confused: this will be unlike anything we've held on our corporate campus in a long time. More details to come. And, as we talked about in the January post, if you've gone to a Microsoft developer event, you know that most of the speakers and participants are from our engineering teams, so a campus event puts you in the thick of things along with the engineers directly responsible for our products and the platform opportunities they represent. This one's not to be missed.
More information on www.buildwindows.com.