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BUILD: Live from Anaheim, CA

This will serve as the central clearing house for all the Windows 8 articles, blog posts, screenshot galleries, and other content I create while attending BUILD in Anaheim, California this week. It will be updated continuously throughout the week.


Live blogs

Tuesday, September 13, 2011: Keynote 1 (Expected: Windows 8) 9 am PT/12 pm ET

Wednesday, September 14, 2011: Keynote 2 (Expected: Windows Server 8) 9 am PT/12 pm ET

BUILD Blogger Bash: the ultimate BUILD party!

Live From Anaheim: It's The BUILD Blogger Bash!

Wednesday, September 14, 20115pm-7pm

Bar Louie Tavern & Grill
Level 2 Main Level 212
321 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802

"Unwind from BUILD with all your favourite Microsoft bloggers and podcasters, including Ed Bott, Mary Jo Foley, Kip Kniskern, Marques Lyons, Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk, Rafael Rivera, Paul Thurrott, Tom Warren, Long Zheng, and more! Chat about Windows 8, .NET, HTML5 or anything. Besides, it's never too early to start speculating about Windows 9."

If you're planning to attend, please RSVP and be sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment. And if you can't make it, check out our live coverage of the party.

Articles and blog posts

Windows 8 Refresh Your PC Screenshot Gallery
September 14, 2011
Here are some screenshots of the new Refresh Your PC capability in Windows 8. more

Windows 8 PC Repair Screenshot Gallery
September 14, 2011
Here are some screenshots of the new PC repair tools available in Windows 8. more

Windows 8 Developer Preview Setup Screenshot Gallery
September 14, 2011
Here's a quick screenshot gallery showing off the process of installing the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

BUILD: Microsoft to Detail Windows Server 8
September 14, 2011
On the second day of its inaugural BUILD Conference, Microsoft will detail the next major version of its server OS, Windows Server 8.

Microsoft Bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows 8 Too
September 13, 2011
So we already knew that a Windows 8-esque, Metro-style UI was coming to the Xbox 360 this fall as part of a new Dashboard update. But Microsoft is also working to move that UI back to Windows 8, in the form of Xbox LIVE for Windows 8. This is a replacement for today's awful Games for Windows LIVE interface, of course, but ... man. Does it look nice.

Windows 8 Features and Terminology
September 13, 2011
As the author of several books about Microsoft platforms--Windows Phone 7 Secrets most recently, and of course the coming Windows 8 Secrets--I'm very concerned about documenting both the features of these platforms--applications, services, and so on--but also the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe them. These things have names, and need to be referenced properly. Here's an early peek at where I'm at. more

Get the Windows 8 Developer Preview Build Today!
September 13, 2011
Unexpectedly, Microsoft is making the Windows 8 developer preview available to the public today, starting at 8pm PT today. This includes 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions of the OS, with or without development tools, but not any ARM versions, which are chipset specific. Only clean installs are supported, not upgrades from Windows 7.

Windows 8 Developer Preview: Samsung 700T Photo Gallery
September 13, 2011
Microsoft this week provided reviewers with a very temporary loan of a specially made slate PC running the Windows 8 technical preview. And when I say temporary, I mean temporary: We have to give this machine back on Thursday evening before we leave BUILD.

BUILD: Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Developer Preview
September 13, 2011
Microsoft announced a developer-preview release of Windows 8 at its first-ever BUILD Conference, ushering in a new era for both PC users and developers. Windows 8 is a "reimagined" version of the world's most popular software, as Microsoft executives are fond of saying, offering both an iPad-like "touch-first" user experience as well as the traditional Windows desktop.

Windows 8 Developer Preview Screenshots, Part 2
September 13, 2011
Here's a collection of live screenshots from Windows 8 build 8102--the developer preview--running on a loaner slate PC. (Part 2 of 2)

Windows 8 Developer Preview Screenshots, Part 1
September 13, 2011
Here's a collection of live screenshots from Windows 8 build 8102--the developer preview--running on a loaner slate PC. (Part 1 of 2)

Windows 8 Developer Preview Screenshot Gallery
September 13, 2011
Here's a small collection of Windows 8 developer preview (build 8102) screenshots, courtesy of Microsoft.

Windows 8 Developer Preview
September 13, 2011
On Monday, I attended an all-day reviewer workshop for Windows 8, Microsoft's next desktop operating system. And while it may be a while before I can adequately describe my thoughts about Windows 8, for now it goes something like this.

The Excitement BUILDs: Here Comes Windows 8
September 11, 2011
I'm in Anaheim, California for this week's BUILD conference, where Microsoft promises to reveal Windows 8 (and Windows Server 8) to the world. It's going to be a fire hose of information. But let me just frame where my head is at with a simple declaration: My next OS is better than your next OS.

Heading Into BUILD, What We Know About Windows 8
September 5, 2011
Microsoft will soon host its inaugural BUILD conference, which has one aim and one aim only: To reveal Windows 8 to the world.


What The Tech 84: Windows 8 Unveiled
September 14, 2011
This week on What The Tech: Paul Thurrott checks in from the Microsoft Build Conference. Paul shows off the first Windows 8 tablet from Samsung. Is it going to be an iPad killer? If so, what does it mean for Android tablets? Andrew and Paul also discuss Skydrive integration in Windows. Andrew asks Paul about how the Metro UI will work for power users that may not need, nor want the interface. And when can we expect to see Windows 8 launch to the public?

Windows Weekly 225: I Can't Wait For All This To Be Over
September 6, 2011
In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss Carol Bartz's firing from Yahoo, a bunch of pre-BUILD Windows 8 updates, several Windows Phone stories, Windows Intune 2, and a new Twitter and Bing linkup.
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