Build 2013 is now sold out.
Microsoft's BUILD 2013 is taking place on June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. And, it is very likely that the company may talk (as well as release a Public beta of Windows Blue).
The company has for the first time talked about "Blue" stating that "Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as "Blue"."
"Our product groups are also taking a unified planning approach so people get what they want - all of their devices, apps and services working together wherever they are and for whatever they are doing," Frank Shaw noted.
Adding, that at the //build/ Microsoft would share updates and talk about what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more.
The company has also shared a few numbers stating that;
- "more than 100 million Windows Store apps were downloaded in the first two months after GA;
- Has crossed 1 billion downloads mark in the Windows Phone Store;
- Windows Azure has doubled its customer base with revenue growing 3X;
- Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition licenses have grown more than 80 percent;
- Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries;
- Has shipped more than Blackberry in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven, according to IDC's latest report;
- And last quarter, tripled the number of Office 365 paid seats year over year."
So far, we know that Microsoft is preparing Windows Blue, Windows Server Blue, Windows Phone Blue, Windows Services Blue. Now, according to a ZDNet report, Microsoft would also release a Blue version of Office codenamed "Gemini."
"Gemini is a wave of Office releases coming over the next two years, according to my sources. Wave one, which will be aligned with Windows Blue, will be updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, which should be out this fall," ZDNet writes.
Meanwhile, Microsoft aired a new Internet Explorer 10 television commercial, that puts a spotlight on the touch support it offers on both desktops and tablets.
Watch this new commercial and tell us what you think in the comment box below.
In addition, Microsoft has also released an Windows 8 app for its fifteen minute video tutorials on Office 2013, called as "Office Webinars."
"The Help and How-to writers of Office.com deliver a new Office 15-Minute Webinar every Tuesday. These recordings can help you get the most out of Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and other Office programs," the app description reads.
Users can download this app on Windows 8 as well as Windows RT and watch the step-by-step demo on how to get the most out of your Office 2013 application.
Users can also view past webinars using this app. Best part is, you can Snap this app to the side and watch a tutorial while tinkering and learning with an Office 2013 app!
Grab the app from Windows Store.