BUILD 2013 and Microsoft Store opening in Troy, MI


Build starts tomorrow!  You can tune into the live keynote at 9am Pacific.  Here are some other ways to join in the fun:

Build event site:

On-demand sessions:

Twitter: Follow me, @bldwin, and @msdev for the big Build announcements!  The event hashtag is #bldwin

Blogs: you can read Gugg’s post on Developers, Devices, and a World of Opportunity right now, and I’ll link to other relevant posts in subsequent posts on this blog to summarize key announcements. 

Use the Channel 9 events app to get your Build info:


Microsoft Store opening at the Somerset Collection in Troy, MI

Kelly ClarksonIf you live in Michigan, there is another upcoming event of interest.  On Friday, June 28, a new Microsoft Store will open at the Somerset Collection in Troy, MI.  We have 2 special guests joining us for the event: Steve Ballmer and Kelly Clarkson!  At 10:30am, Steve Ballmer will host a Grand Opening Ceremony and cut the ribbon on the new store.  The store will be open for business at 11am, and the first people through the doors¹ will win tickets to hear Kelly Clarkson play at a special performance at 7pm that evening. 

¹The first 100 people in line for the Microsoft opening on Friday, June 28th, will receive two free premier viewing tickets for the Kelly Clarkson performance on Friday, June 28th.  One ticket grants the recipient admission to both the performance and the meet and greet with Kelly Clarkson after the show.  The second ticket grants another person admission to the concert only.  The next 1,250 people in line, at minimum, will receive two premier viewing tickets to the Kelly Clarkson performance.  Like us on to get up-to-the-minute details.

Plus, on opening day ONLY, you can get $200 off a Surface RT plus a free Touch or Type Cover at the Store (in-person only; not valid online). 

See all of the details at

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