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Build 2011 News and Views Round-Up: Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Visual Studo 11 and More

Microsoft's developer-centric conference is wrapping up from Anaheim, Calif.., with the stars of the show being the unveiling of Windows 8, which takes Microsoft's OS interface in a drastically different direction. Also making waves was all the Windows Server 8 talk, with a large focus of its development placed on cloud optimizaton, while Azure and the next version of Visual Studio made their presences felt.

Miss anything? Catch up with all the news and commentary from Redmondmag.com and sister sites that came out of Build:

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