BUILD 2012 Keynote Live Blog

San Francisco was sooo yesterday. Today we're all up in Microsoft's homebase for their BUILD developer conference. From 9am to 11am today is the first keynote (tomorrow is the other), so we figured we'd live blog the event. For full-width live blog, you can tune in at Join the chat!

Check out the live stream over on Channel 9, which is also displayed below:

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Daniel fantastic comment on the idea of online event yesterday was fantasti Thanks. Today again will. Thanks from Spain
  • Holy Dream Theater!
  • Hope the say something about WP7.8 :'(
  • Are we going to see the new SDK?
  • Has anybody else problems with Xbox music on its Windows 8??? i have serious problems with it on my desktop. It opens only the import screen and there is no way to get back to the xbox music strat screen. i can not play any music now. i have reinstalled it but the same. :(
  • No issues here bro sorry
  • Try reinstall again, make sure you have media player installed (desktop). When I was running RTM I was having issues for all kinds of stuff with no WMP :(
  • i tried but still nothing. seems like i have to reinstall my windows 8. or refresh it...
  • i fixed the problems, it has to do with microsoft and where you registered your windows live id (microsoft account), mine was set to germany, on the install of windows 8 i selected Bosnia and Herzegovina as my location, where i really am, and so i "lost" the ability for some services like xbox music and i think xbox games. i switches the regions back to germany and now it works! But Microsoft should have told us about that all... So will many users be not happy with Windows 8 if they dont know what happens with they system.
  • Good job covering Daniel.
  • Nah, no probs on my joint.
  • Woah, did you guys catch that!? 4 million windows 8 activations in 3 days :0
  • come on, that's  100 gb! haha
  • WOW!!!! Damn! I wish I was a developer and was over there!!!
  • Surface and a Lumia 920?? *sigh*... WIsh I was a developer
  • damn, ya'll are getting some awesome goodies
  • I dont even need a free Lumia 920....just let me buy one.
  • Wish I was there just for the free 920.  Thanks for the link WP Central.  I really enjoy watching that guy (Charlie?) give the breakdown.  Great speaker.  Great Product.
  • Seriously... a free Lumia 920 and a Surface RT >.> I would buy a Lumia 920 if I could... AT&T needs to let Lumia and Titan II users upgrade early.
  • You lucky sumbish
  • Where is the LINK to the Final SDK for Windows Phone??
  • Ahh finally its there :)
  • So my new goal in life is to be a developer and attend one of these events and get great hardware to go home Wow!
  • man im so happy for you devs your hard work are what will make my devotion into the microsoft platform all the more worth it, and so i say to hell with it give em more!! so long as they bring some cool applications!!!