Microsoft is excited to announce Build 2014 at the Moscone Center from April 2-4. More information will be released in the coming months, so stay tuned. In the meantime, feel free to browse through the official Build website at

Build | April 2-4, 2013 | Moscone Center, San Francisco

April 3, 2014
At its annual Build conference, Microsoft announced a first-of-its-kind cloud experience via a new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal.

Build 2014 Highlights

Announcing Windows 8.1 Update
Windows 8.1 Update delivers a collection of important refinements to the Windows experience and is faster and easier to use, across more devices.
Enabling developers to embrace cloud first/mobile first experiences
Web developers can use Web App Templates to easily turn their websites into rich HTML apps that take advantage of Windows features.
Windows App Studio Beta
Learn more about Windows App Studio for creating universal Windows apps.

.NET Foundation Established to Foster Open Development
Learn more about the newly established .NET Foundation.
Kinect for Windows v2
Kinect for Windows v2 brings the business and developer community more precision, responsiveness and intuitive capabilities to develop and deploy gesture- and voice-based applications for their customers and business needs.
Store and Dev Center updates for developers
New Windows Store features and common dev center policies for developers

Skype for Windows Phone 8.1
Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 enables users to Video Upgrade and works closely with Cortana. In Windows 8.1 Update, your built-in Skype app can now be pinned to the taskbar and accessible on either your start screen or on the desktop.
Making search more personal
Bing exposes the technology behind Cortana, and other Microsoft products that utilize the power of search to provide you with a more natural and personal experience.
From Titans to Drivatars: A Closer Look at Xbox Live Compute
Learn more about how Xbox Live Compute is used for gameplay on Xbox One with games like “Titanfall” and “Forza Motorsports 5.”