Unless you were living under a rock (and pardon me if you do), you heard that last week was the BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA. Microsoft unleashed the new awesomeness that is called Windows 8. In fact, all the attendees at the conference got a new Samsung tablet running the OS. I wanted to take a few minutes and recap on my thoughts of BUILD. I’m not going to go into any detailed analysis of the announcements, because whatever we speculate on will probably change in 6 months. So no “Silverlight is dead.” posts from this guy, that would just be irresponsible.
ComponentOne at BUILD
ComponentOne totally rocked BUILD. We were one of few component vendors asked to participate in the Expo floor. Here are a couple pictures of the ComponentOne team hanging around the booth before the expo hall opened. During the course of the week, we ran into many good friends. In fact, we invited a whole group of friend out for an evening of F-16 simulation at FlightDeck (http://www.flightdeck1.com). The Top Gun award went to Andrew Duthie, Microsoft Developer Evangelist for the Mid Atlantic region. It was a great time for everyone, especially the groups in the waiting room. That was the perfect time to heckle without the folks flying knowing. Thanks again to everyone who joined us that evening. It was a blast!
ComponentOne is Ready
I had a great week at BUILD. Although I didn’t get to many sessions because of booth duties, it was enjoyable to speak to all the attendees there. If you weren't able to make it, I definitely recommend heading over to the BUILD website and watching the keynote and videos. Learn everything you can, but wait a couple more months before making any drastic decisions. Kevin Griffin email@example.com Follow me on Twitter @1kevgriff