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This article was published on August 8, 2012


Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations
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Microsoft revealed full details of its annual BUILD developer conference a couple of weeks back, with the 2012 event running from October 30 – November 2 at its campus in Redmond, Washington.

If you’re keen to attend and can stomach the $1595 fee (rising to $2095 if you’re not an early bird), the event is now open for registrations, with spaces expected to fill up quickly.

To help whet developers’ appetites, Tim O’Brien General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft previous said:

“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.”

It’s worth noting that it takes place the week after Windows 8 goes on sale on October 26, which is no coincidence.

Though it will have a strong Windows 8 focus, the software giant has noted that Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and more will be on the agenda.