Today Microsoft announced the dates for their next BUILD conference which is held for developers. It’s scheduled a week after Windows 8 is launching, for the 30th of October and Microsoft are brining the event home to their headquarters, Redmond Washington. The event will run until November 2nd.
Microsoft’s BUILD conference doesn’t run on an annual schedule, however Microsoft have obviously decided that there’s plenty worth sharing with developers at this time. It’s no coincidence that this conference is only a week after Windows 8 is set to hit the market and around the time that we are expecting to see Windows Phone 8. It was at Microsoft’s last Build conference that we got our first look at Windows 8.
We are also expecting this conference to feature more heavily on web development as Microsoft cancelled their usual MIX conference for web developers earlier on this year.
Registration for the event will begin on Aug. 8, 8 a.m. PT. At this time, Microsoft will also share more details on the various different keynote speakers, sessions and all the other activities at the event. The last BUILD conference had 275 sessions, 351 speakers and approximately 5,000 attendees. Last year passes for the conference cost a cool $1,600.