Microsoft has announced the details of this year’s Build developer conference. It’ll run from May 7th to 9th in Seattle, Washington. The conference is now in its 7th year and continues to attract more than 15,000 attendees from across the globe. As Microsoft’s focus changes to set and follow industry trends,...
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    Multiple monitors is a must-have setup for a lot of people these days. While Windows 7 made improvements to supporting multiple screens with shortcuts like Windows key + P, Windows 8 will go even further. Above you can see a desktop stretching across both dual displays. Even better is...
  • 5000 Build attendees // developers get Samsung Slate

    Met with a huge round of applause, Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky just announced 5000 build developers will get a Samsung tablet running Windows 8. There’s an abundance of sensors for developers to take advantage of, check out the graphic below for the full list. The Build conference sold...
  • Windows 8 store, selling apps just got real easy

    The Windows 8 Store was just demo’d during the Build Keynote with some very interesting details. If your a developer, pay attention, you’ll like this. The Windows 8 Store is similar on the back-end to the Windows Phone application developer portal. Sign in with your account, submit your app,...
  • Windows 8 ‘Charms’

    See that toolbar on the right ? Microsoft have finally announced an official name for it. Charms is the cross-application toolbar for Windows 8. The demo during the Build keynote showed the Search feature at the top, but other options include sharing, returning home with the start button, accessing...
  • Windows 8 developers now spoilt for language choice

    Developers will now be spoilt for choice when developing full screen, native apps for Windows 8. Sinofsky insisted that what we see in Metro-style apps is Windows, not a layer on top. Essentially developers can build Windows 8 apps using any language they know to create apps. Visual Studio...
  • IE10 on Windows 8 shown off at Build

    Microsoft have continued their theme of getting the browser out of the way and letting web content shine. During the Build conference, we seen a demo of the new Internet Explorer for Windows 8. While it wasn’t ever referred to as IE10, we know IE10 is currently in developer...
  • Windows 8 introduces Picture Password login

    Windows 8 will feature a brand new login screen. Gone is the generic Windows wallpaper for the login screen, replaced by a very personalised user-chosen wallpaper and user tile. We also got our first glimpse at the new, redesigned, metro UI for Control panel. As you’d expect, it’s clean...
  • Windows 7 finally surpasses XP in usage

    It’s now been 3 years since the announcement of Windows 7 and to kick off Microsoft’s Build conference, Steven Sinofsky started by talking about it’s successes. There’s some impressive numbers thrown out, one of the best news for Microsoft is that Windows 7 has finally surpassed Windows XP in...
  • Build keynote live stream

    Can’t make it to Anaheim, California ? No problem, just head to http://www.buildwindows.com/ for the official live stream from Microsoft. Yes you will need Silverlight to get the stream to work. If you’d prefer to follow along with commentary, there’s a couple of live blogs I’d suggest. http://www.istartedsomething.com/ http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Microsoft_Windows_8_BUILD_keynote...
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    The countdown is on. Microsoft is set to reveal all the juicy details of Windows 8, when the first Build conference gets underway at 2AM AEST tomorrow morning. Thanks to posts from Steven Sinofsky on the Build Windows blog, together with videos from Microsoft we already know a few...

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