Microsoft reshuffles its Windows 8 coming out party

Email Twitter: @ronwinbeta Aug 10th, 2011 inNews

Microsoft announced today a last-minute change to its Build developer conference set to take place on September 12th. Instead of a five day session, it will now be a four day session. Microsoft will be using this event to showcase Windows 8.

The original plan was to have an entire day of pre-conference activities and then four days of sessions and speeches. Now, Microsoft is eliminating the first day. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal, but many people are hoping that Microsoft does not eliminate any pertinent information regarding Windows 8 that would have otherwise been presented on the first day.

“In order to better focus on all the new content that will be covered at BUILD, we decided to optimize for the four main days of the event, which will include an enormous number of speakers and sessions. Registration is open on Monday but there will not be any formal sessions for attendees that day. We’re communicating the change now so people have the option to change their travel arrangements,” Microsoft stated.

Yeah talk about a sudden change. Now those who have made prior arrangements for the five-day session have to worry about adjusting for the now four-day session. Microsoft continues to promise an emmense ammount of Windows 8 information during the Build developers conference.

Microsoft’s Build developer conference, which was a re-brand of the annual PDC event, had sold out recently, which is not surprising. Microsoft re-branded the conference to match the company’s new focus towards a “new generation of modern hardware and software development.” The Build developer conference, which takes place Tuesday September 13 to 16 in Anaheim, California, is expected to showcase first public build of Windows 8. It is still unknown if the build will be a Beta or a Community Tech Preview (CTP), although we are being told that it will be a Beta.

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