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Windows 8: Build 8063 and the Build Dev Conference

With Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference rapidly approaching, Microsoft has been making progress on Windows 8 to ensure the public build it plans on showcasing is something worth talking about. Lets see what the internal build number is as of this post and talk a little bit about the upcoming Build conference.

The latest internal compiled build as of this post is 8063.0.110804-1922. This is a Milestone 3 build and was compiled on August 4th. With work being done on a constant basis, Microsoft is looking forward to ensuring the PDC/Build Developer Conference build of Windows 8 is something worth talking about.

Microsoft’s Build developer conference, which was a re-brand of the annual PDC event, has 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).

Tammi Reller, Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer for the Windows/Windows Live Division, had mentioned a while back that the Build conference will be a big deal in the feature demonstration of Windows 8.

“Build is a new event that will show modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows. It is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows. Hardware partners and developers who attend Build will be able to work hands-on with Windows 8 touch-centric user interface and learn how to create apps that leverage the power and the flexibility of Windows. We also welcome corporate developers to Build to really begin to learn, to plan for how they will build Web-connected and Web-powered apps for their enterprise,” Reller stated.

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago we talked about build 8047 and about a suggestion for Microsoft to enter the modern era and have a web-based installer for Windows 8 as an option for those who desire it.

Also as a reminder, the latest leaked build of Windows 8 is still 7989. If you see any build greater than 7989 out there, it is a fake and likely a malicious file.

Anyone excited about the Build Developers Conference? It’s right around the corner! If you are unable to attend, Microsoft will make available the keynotes online. Build begins on September 13th.

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