Microsoft's //build/ 2013 developer event will signpost the future

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The 2013 edition of Microsoft's //build/ developer event kicks of tomorrow at The Moscone Center in San Francisco and runs until Friday afternoon. Microsoft dubs the event as an opportunity to "see what's next" for the various Windows platforms and related technologies.

This year Windows Phone is expected to have a lesser role than last year, when the upcoming release of Windows Phone was an important part of the event. At the 2013 event Windows 8.1 and XBox One will have the highest profile, but Microsoft's other platforms and technologies will also be covered.

Given the increasing integration between the platforms, and the three screens strategy, Windows Phone is likely to find itself mentioned tangentially on a number of occasions, but will also receive some dedicated sessions. It's almost certainly too early to hear much about the next major update for the platform (Windows Phone Blue), but there should be some coverage of the GDR2 and GDR3 software updates. 

If you're attending //build/ 2013, or following events online, then you might want to download the //build/ for Windows Phone. It's not an official Microsoft app, but rather comes from third party developer Bluefragments ApS. It offers a guide to speakers and sessions at the event and lets you create your own personal schedule, so that you are always at the right place at the right time.


Windows Phone Store description:

Ready for //build/ 2013? We are! 

Find out which sessions you are going to attend at this year’s build conference. Check out all the speakers, tags, and sessions and create your own personal schedule. Note: This years sessions will be available in the app once the data is published. So stay tuned. 

The //build/ app is a free download from the Windows Phone Store.

Source / Credit: Build Windows