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Microsoft to Hold Its Build Developer Conference April 2-4 in San Francisco

Microsoft confirmed that it plans to hold its next major Build developer conference April 2-4 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, the same spot that it held the event last year. “As always, Build is a time to bring developers together to talk about our latest products, platform advances, tools and offerings, all of which come together to create unmatched apps and scenarios,” VP Steve Guggenheimer said in a blog post.

Aiming for “Functional Coherence,” Mulling a Different P&L and With Advice From Ford CEO, Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday

Get ready for the rumble — and you know Steve Ballmer loves to rumble.

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Facebook, Flipboard, NFL Fantasy Football Headed to Windows 8

It has taken nearly a year, but Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system will finally get its own Facebook app. During Microsoft’s Build conference keynote in San Francisco Wednesday, CEO Steve Ballmer said a native app from the social network is headed to Windows 8, along with other marquee apps like Flipboard and NFL Fantasy Football. No word yet on hard release dates for any of them, but it’s encouraging to know that they’re coming, right?

Ballmer at Build: Microsoft Moving Windows to Rapid Release Cycle

Say goodbye to three-year product cycles.

Microsoft Brings Its Developer Conference to Enemy Territory: Silicon Valley

This week’s Build conference comes at an interesting time for Microsoft, which is trying to reshape itself to better compete with Apple and others.

Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!

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Microsoft Sets Build 2013 for June 26-28

Microsoft said today that Build, its annual developer conference, will be held June 26-28 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Registration opens at 9 am PT Tuesday, April 2. Microsoft also confirmed the existence of a new wave of products and services, code-named Blue.

Microsoft: Four Million Windows 8 Installs Down, 396 Million More to Go

Microsoft has sold four million Windows 8 upgrades since the operating system went on sale last Friday.

Yahoo Dings “Do Not Track” Default (And Search Partner Microsoft)

Is the honeymoon over?

Microsoft’s Surface: Hiding in Plain Sight

Few inside Microsoft even knew that the company was building a tablet, but Redmond has quietly been building its hardware-making chops over the past few years.

Windows 8 Shows Its Server Side

What We Just Learned About Windows 8

Gearing Up for Microsoft’s Big Week

Windows 8 Gets Ready for Its Big Debut