Build 2014 Keynote – Day 1 Live Blog

We're here, live at Microsoft's Build developer conference. On tap this morning on day one is the opening keynote, coming in at a butt numbing three hours in length. So you can bet Microsoft will have a lot to say in that time, including Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana and even a new app or two.

Head below to join in your own chat room to discuss the keynote as it happens, and watch our live commentary and photos as we cover the event live. We'll add the embed of the keynote as well.

The event kicks off at 8:30 AM PT / 11:30 am ET/ 4:30 PM GMT / 9:00 PM IST.

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Build 2014 Keynote – Day 1 Live Blog



Its getting late here in Oz, not sure how long I'll hold out. Enjoy the show guys, I'll review the extensive supply of information when I wake up in the morning.



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I really wish the make their website responsive...

I stayed up late to watch the Nokia N9 unveiling, it was about 3AM before I went to bed. It was awesome and I was awesomly tired when I had to get up for work 3 hours later!!! :)


You can do it man!!!! Make sure you set 2 alarms for the morning and that you have engergy supplying drinks so you don't turn into a grumpy old man in the morning!

Yeah, think like this is the big party and that lady wants to talk to you all night! It works for me! ;)

Didn't Oz catch on fire? We are talking about the Oz prison. Be careful and whatever you do don't drop the soap.

I'm so excited, but I'm stuck at some stupid team building event with work :( Sigh!!

But my other half txt me to say that the xbox has had an update come through today... Wonder what it is! :D

At what time is Nokia gonna start their event? Or are they going to announce it on the same live streaming and same stage?

i missed all the important things because of the stupid gmt timing!!!! thank you for the amazing mistake there

i missed all the important things because of the stupid gmt timing!!!! thank you for the amazing mistake there

I am really looking forward to all the WindowsPhone 8.1 official announcements (and the rest of course ).

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Does any one think that Microsoft should create a Lumia or microsoft smart watch? Do you think they may announce it during buld?

I think it should happen. I'd also like to see them do something like the Samsung Smart watch with a heart rate monitor built in. I dont think that smart watches need cameras and I'd prefer one without a camera. I'd also like to see it integrate with my other windows devices i.e. it should be able to communicate with tablet, all in one and my windwsphone too.
I hope they do announce a smart watch during build.

Please let me know what you think...

Am i the only one who thinks tech glasses are going to destroy the thinking power of our brains and humans would turn into tech-dependant beings due to them, and thus, high tech glasses must be stopped ?
Opinions ?

I think its possible, but done correctly can build on ones intelligence and open new avenues of thinking! I don't think it will help much with keeping people physically active though...

I'm really excited about this. After waiting all this time the hour has finally arrived where in we would official get an insight of WP8.1 :)

Yes and no, I think. Looks like the 930 is the exact same design, other than the extra colors. Probably the specs are the same too.

If IST means (Indian Standard Time) then you got it wrong. The difference between GMT and IST is 5 hours and 30 mins.

I am merely pointing out that the difference between GMT and IST is 5 hours and 30 mins. I think the GMT time mentioned in the article is wrong.

Due to a last minute change I have go to work... Must stay spoiler free until the keynote will be released to re-watch.... Why, god, why? :(

And I am actually travelling home from work right now! (Norway). 

It's going to be legen....wait for it....DARY!

Daniel, stop saying 4:30 PM GMT, it at 3:30 PM GMT and 4:30 PM BST (British Summer Time), which is what we are at now here in Britain, +1 h of GMT.

Today is my day.. No hatters, neigh sayers, trolls, and overly biased fanbois can ruin it for me❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕

Man...I've never been this upbeat for a conference in my entire life. Gonna grab eateries to munch on while watching the live stream. Its already feeling like festival today. MS better live up to the hype.

I know exactly how you feel. Wish I watching it with a group of ppl and having a BBQ.
Almost as exciting as watching MMA events

3 hours!!!! Bloody hell, hope you took a packed lunch.  Can't they condense it a bit......"H, I'm Satya, here's Windows Phone 8.1, it friggin rocks, have fun, bye!" 

This should be good.

Looking forward to several hundred angry comments, mad that MS didn't include a "feature" that was never supposed to be included to begin with.

"OMG, no widgets?!? MS = failz! Going back to BBz10!!"


I hope they announce a couple of games as well (plants vs zombies 2 and candy crush) so I can scratch that off our list

For those of use on mobile devices is there anywhere to get highlights updates? I can't sit here and view the live blog, but I also dont want to go through the whole thing just to check the best things.

Please keep in mind that with the like the action center, it's just like live tiles... if something doesn't "work", look toward the developers. That gets ignored far too often.

Hmm seeing that green phone in Joes hand is starting to change my mind.  I don't care for as much as I do blue and red but that phone looks great in his hands.


EDIT: New Lock Screen.  Mind blown!