/// Microsoft Raising the Roof Ahead of Windows Developer Conference

October 20, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Tricia Duryee Microsoft constructs a gigantic tent ahead of its developer conference Oct. 30. Now that Microsoft’s developer conference is just 10 days away, there’s signs of it sprouting up on the company’s Redmond, Wash. campus. Under construction is a one-acre tent, roughly the size of a dozen basketball courts. It stands about three stories high and will seat 2,000 people. During a visit to campus yesterday, I snapped a couple of photos of the massive structure that’s located on its athletic fields. For a much closer look, check-out a video by Geekwire’s Todd Bishop , who got a view from the inside. The white-roofed structure is reminiscent of a super-sized wedding hall, which is fitting since Microsoft is hoping that developers will be married to the idea of building apps for the Windows 8 platform by the end of the four-day affair. It is the first time that the developer conference, called Build, is being hosted on Microsoft’s own campus. Last year, it hosted the event in Anaheim, Calif., and threw a number of mini-sessions around the globe including Belgium, Denmark, Dubai, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden. Jeff Sandquist, Microsoft senior director of developer relations, told me that they decided to host Build this year in Redmond because more employees will be able to attend various sessions. He said it makes sense for them to attend given that it’s just days after the Windows 8 launch

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Microsoft Raising the Roof Ahead of Windows Developer Conference


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