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We are at Build 2014

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We are at Build 2014

The wait is almost over, Microsoft will be kicking off Build 2014 on April 2nd, and we are really excited about everything that will be announced, particularly the updates to the Windows Phone platform. While there has not been a lot of information in the rumor mill about it, don’t rule out announcements that may involve integrating certain developer tools related to Windows RT and the Windows operating system as well.

When it comes to Windows, we expect there will be some non-touch enhancements made to the mainstream OS to help those that work in a desktop environment, or those that do not like to use the touch screen features of their ultrabooks or keyboard operated tablets. While there will probably not be anything related to a formal announcement planned, we might catch a sneak peak at what Windows 9 may have in store for us too.

Windows Phone will certainly steal much of the show however, despite all the leaks we have seen of the preview release thus far. We know that Windows Phone 8.1 has been released to manufacturers and that we may see the upgrade begin its rollout commercially later this month.

What we are looking forward to is all the stuff we don’t know. We do not know what, or if, Microsoft has saved to wow us at the conference. The Keynote begins at 8:30 am Pacific time, and is scheduled to run at least 3 hours. Following the Keynote, there will be presentations about what is new for developers on Windows and Windows Phone. There are also several breakout sessions planned including a new Windows Phone Application Model which may be revealing and workshops to help developers build converged apps for the desktop and phone, using HTML and JavaScript.

We will bring the Keynote via live blog, and other great articles of interest from Build 2014 as well as Nokia’s media event, to be held late in the afternoon of the April 2nd. Keep checking back here at PhoneArena.com.


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