Today, Steven Sinofsky and Julie Larson-Green announced that we’ll be starting a dialog with developers about the next generation of Windows, internally codenamed “Windows 8".  We’re very excited to invite you to be a part of the conversation at BUILD, our new developer conference taking place September 13-16 in Anaheim, California.  Registration is now open at buildwindows.com

BUILD is the event for developers who want a front row seat at the industry’s first deep dive on Windows 8.  It is where the full spectrum of developers - from startups and entrepreneurs to those who work for the world’s biggest enterprises – will come together to get a deeper understanding of Microsoft’s roadmap.  At BUILD, Microsoft will show off the new app model that enables the creation of web-connected and services-powered apps that have access to the full power of the PC. 

The conference name, BUILD, reflects a call to action for the more than one hundred million developers driving the pace of technology: build experiences with the next version of Windows that will transform the computing experience for billions of people across the globe.  Follow us on Twitter for more information over the coming months. 

Today, everyone can be a developer; the most tech-savvy generation we’ve ever seen is fueling demand for new tools and technologies.  Many of the developers building web sites and apps that make an impact have no formal education in computer science or engineering.  BUILD will be a gateway to new opportunity for all developers.

The professional developer community continues to be a vital part of the Microsoft ecosystem.  We value the longstanding and deep relationship with this group and will continue to engage with this important audience in a way that best meets its needs. For these developers, BUILD connects Microsoft’s past to Microsoft’s future. 

Please join us in Anaheim in September for a future we can all BUILD together.

Namaste!