This year's BUILD
opening gave me a great opportunity to put aside the need to deal with our
travel arrangements affected by hurricane Sandy. Steve Ballmer gave what is in
my mind his best keynote ever. I am not a client guy and the new Windows 8 user
experience will not affect most of my day-to-day use of command-line but in the
time passed from last year's BUILD windows 8 really matured and it feels nice
to meet windows at both ends of this journey.
Steve Ballmer (Photography by Bnaya Eshet)
Getting a new
Surface tablet and a Nokia Lumia 920 helped keeping me excited throughout the
day. Another announcement that got me
all excited was the fact that the Microsoft music streaming service is going to
be free on all Windows 8 devices.
Other than that the day was really more client side oriented
and left me filled with expectations for
day two where the cloud sessions really start.