I'm not at //Build/. I will save enough to buy two Surface RT and one Surface Pro while watching the keynotes and sessions streamed live for free ;-)
The agenda and the live feed are available from the //Build/ Website.
Oh, and I'm also glad I'm not travelling this week.
Here's a great video describing the Windows 8 Phone cool features:
This ad is also quite good at differencing Windows Phone:
I went to my local Best Buy yesterday wanting to look at the in-store marketing for the Windows 8 launch and wanting to try the first Win8 devices. I was expecting the worse and boy, do I got served!
First of all, nothing, I mean nothing in the store indicated that a new version of Windows has just been released. No stand, no displays, nothing. Just a tiny mention on top of one of the devices on display. In the software rack, they just replaced the Win7 cards that you take with you to the cashier with the Win8 ones. Two devices were on display: one RT and one Intel. The Intel one was not even plugged in. The RT was not connected to the Web so it was somewhat useless if you wanted to really try it and they were both installed in the middle of the Android devices. When I asked about the RT device, the employee quickly steered me away saying that an Android or Apple device would be a better buy.
The next DevTeach conference will take place in December 2012 in Montreal. Wanna save $100 on your registration fee? Simple, use this super secret code when registering: G0005GUVSM
Pluralsight announced that they are offering a set of free courses for MSDN subscribers. Hurry up, you need to claim this benefit before Dec 11 2012. To see if your eligible, check this Pluralsight blog post.
If you are in the Montreal area and want to learn about Visual Studio 2012, the good folks from the Montreal .NET User Group are organizing a full day of VS2012 training Saturday, October 27th 2012.
Click here for more info and learn how to register