I thought the previous //BUILD conferences (2012 | 2011) had a lot of content but this year definitely surpassed it. Although I couldn’t do the whole conference justice in a single blog post, here are a few key highlights:
Windows 8.1 Preview
Windows 8.1 Preview is the next step forward for a truly modern computing experience with the widest possible range of devices: from the smallest tablets and convertibles to the sleekest and highest powered notebooks, all delivering the latest advances in screens, battery life, performance, and design.
That said, Windows 8.1 Preview encompasses the following features:
Download the Preview here.
Windows Azure Updates
Windows Azure just keeps getting better and better and the following updates show how rapidly new features are being developed and deployed:
All of these improvements are now available to use immediately (note: some are still in preview). Visit ScottGu’s blog for the dirty details.
Visual Studio 2013 Preview
The Day One keynote focused on Windows 8.1 and the Windows platform opportunity for developers. During this keynote the availability of the Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 Previews were announced.
More information can be found via the Visual Studio home page. Watch Day One and Day Two keynotes on Channel9.