Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8-centric event scheduled for mid-September 2011 has already been sold out, as Softpedia readers have already found out earlier this week.
online registration no longer available, this means that there are bound to be quite a few developers, IT professionals, etc. left out.
If there’s any consolation, and I don’t doubt the fact that it will make at least a small difference for those not being able to attend BUILD, some of the content shared at the conference will also be available on-demand online.
“If you haven’t registered for BUILD Windows Conference in Anaheim, CA, you will be able to watch keynotes live and the sessions the following day. BUILD is September 13-16,” revealed Bruce D. Kyle
, ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft.
Of course, this strategy is nothing new for the software giant, especially considering past events focused on Windows software, such as Professional Developers Conference (PDC), or Windows hardware - Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).
BUILD’s opening keynote, which will be streamed live worldwide, will also be offered on-demand soon after it’s done, probably within the first day, or even earlier.
The promise from Microsoft is that BUILD will be a key juncture in the evolution of Windows, one comparable to the launch of Windows 95. Essentially, with Windows 8, the Redmond company is gearing up to offer an operating system that goes well beyond traditional computers, onto a wide range of next generation form factors.
“Microsoft will be announcing the developer strategy for Windows 8 at the BUILD Windows conference,” Kyle added.
Microsoft has already stressed this in the past, but it bears repeating, BUILD will bring with it the first deep insight into Windows 8. This was enough for the conference to be sold out without Microsoft announcing even a single session.