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Building Towards a Windows Future

This week Microsoft hosts its Build Conference, which used to be called the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. So not only does Microsoft change product names at the drop of a hat, it also does so with conferences.

Quite frankly I could give a hoot about the arbitrary name change. PDC and (now) Build are where we get real details (and code) that point to the next major rev of major pieces of OS software.

This one is all about Windows 8, and I can't wait to get a fuller set of details than the meager scraps we've been left with. The biggest deal is if they give out code. Developers then can share their real-world views of the features, UI, early performance and stability.

Hopefully I'll have some solid deets on Wednesday for you.

We should also hear more about IE 10 and see some updated code, but this has nowhere near the impact of Windows 8.

What is your opinion of Win 7 and what does that tell you about Win 8? Hit me up at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/12/2011 at 1:18 PM


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